Polo G recently discovered that even world-famous rap musicians are vulnerable to identity theft. According to a screenshot he provided to his Instagram Story, the Chicago rapper may have lately had to fight some bogus allegations. Polo received a text message from “BofA Security” indicating that OnlyFans had been charged $26. Polo pondered, adding a caption to the screenshot, “Who TF grabbed my debit card?”
But, to be honest, probably no one. The “CCBill.com” link in the message content shows he’s getting some false advertising for a service that supposedly notifies users to questionable activity – something most banks already do. Because it looks to be a business-to-business service, it’s possible that CCBill is processing transactions for Polo’s chosen bank. In any case, it doesn’t appear that someone stole his money, but that doesn’t rule out the possibility of his exercising prudence.
In general, you should never click on a link in a text message. If the message claims to be from a service you know you use, double-check by opening the official app on your phone or visiting the website in your browser. Many scam emails and texts contain worrisome information, such as your account information has been compromised or delivery is on the way, in order to entice you to click links or contact numbers in a hurry, giving your login or other personal information in the hopes of solving a non-existent problem.
Of course, given that Polo G recently purchased a home for his mother that is larger than his own, surprise expenses are probably the last thing on his mind.