Do you drive a private vehicle? Are you able to plan a long or short route, with some stops along the way? Are you aware that scammers could deceive you and take your money? Wondering how?
Australia residents need to be careful. This is because scams related Transurban’s eTag-toll company Linkt Corporation continue to rise. This is why we are going to shed some light on the matter.
What’s the latest news and what happened?
A scammer by the name of operator Linkt tricked a Gold Coast resident by sending a text message asking for the use the toll road. It cost her nearly $4000. Surprisingly she is not the only one who fell for this scam. According To The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC), there have been hundreds of victims. The authority has received 700 reports in the past year, totalling more than $29,000.
Is there a scam involving Linkt Mont Saint Aignan
No, we’re not referring to France’s Mont Saint Aignan Linkt. People got confused and started looking for Linkt, a French telecom provider.
However, our internet research revealed that they are very different. Let’s first clarify that we are referring to Australia’s Toll Company.
Does the company know about the scams?
Transurban has been alerted by users to the scams against drivers. They are now working to stop these fraudsters. They stated that we insist on always going through the Linkt Corporation Official Website and Linkt App if there are any updates.
The company also said that it would not respond to any SMS or mail asking for details about your bank.
Here are some examples of messages people are getting:
- Your Linkt has been blocked. Please follow this link to continue the process.
- For vehicle information, which isn’t updated regularly for so long and has been disabled, please visit the following link.
- The road toll is not yet paid. Visit this link to complete payment.
- A toll trip with the date of mm/dd/yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy pending. Please follow this link for payment.
What do you need to do?
Linkt Corporationnever requests payment via such methods as the ones mentioned above. If you are suspicious, then don’t click and take a screenshot and report here https://www.linkt.com.au/contact-us/email-enquiry.
Additionally, be sure to look out for common warning signs if you’re directed to a suspicious website or phishing site similar to Linkt.
- Spelling errors
- The website URL should not begin with https
- Poor grammar or typos
- Do not open such SMS
- These calls should not be answered
- Report it by taking a picture
- Please delete it.
- Don’t click on any link.
- Sign in and bank details are not required.
Linkt Corporation is a tolling company in Australia, which is owned and operated by Transurban. Its name means that scams are on an upswing. A woman has been warned about scammers after she was tricked recently.
Did you receive suspicious messages from Linkt too? Let us know what you did in this matter.