NTT Docomo Inc has revealed that a phishing scam using a fraudulent company account targeted the mobile phone carrier’s users, netting the perpetrators 100 million yen.
According to police and NTT Docomo, on Oct 2, customers received a fake text message claiming that their fees were unpaid, Sankei Shimbun reported. Inside the phishing message was a URL to download an app called “NTT Security,” where Docomo users were asked to enter their network PIN number.
The scammers then used the PIN numbers to illegally purchase gift cards on the mobile carrier’s online shop. Around 1,200 people were targeted in the phishing scam. Docomo has announced it will fully compensate the victims.
Docomo has requested customers who may have been targeted by the phishing scam to call their toll-free number (0120) 613-360 for assistance.© Japan Today