ChatterBank10 mins ago
Virgin mobile picture message scam?
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I don't really believe it is a scam. I have received texts and pics from friends through their virgin network.
They have all gone to that website. It would be very odd indeed to come from a known phone number if it were a scam.
Maybe the friend sent it to the wrong number and it wasn't intended for your mum.
To put her mind at rest - run all the spyware and antivirus programmes that you have.
I am sure there is nothing to worry about though.
Thanks everyone, but the friend definitely didn't send it as she doesn't have a computer and only has a basic mobile phone so couldn't have done any of this. She has never sent a text message like this to anybody.
The warning message my mum got on her PC was something like, "this page is masquerading as a legitimate page" or something like that. When she typed the legitimate looking URL and pressed returned the page address immediately changed into a number and then the message popped up.