A ‘phishing’ text is popping-up on cell phones in BC that claims to be offering a payment from ICBC.
The text alleges the insurance corporation sent you funds through an online transfer.
It mentions ‘Insurance of British Columbia’ and misses the Corporation in the name.
ICBC says it’s a scam that could be after your personal information and may even infect your phone with a virus.
The advice is just to delete the text.
“Improper naming of the corporation is your first red flag,” says Evan Kelly, Senior Communications Advisor for BBB serving Mainland BC. “ICBC won’t send you money via text and email transfer. This is simply a phishing scam that could be after personal and banking information and even infect your mobile device with a virus. The sending number had a Saskatchewan area code which is another red flag. Don’t respond, just delete it.”