So I just tried to login to my Uber-account via my computer to download an invoice.
I start by entering my phone number, it then says my account is temporarily blocked. I checked the app on my phone and there everything seemed fine, so I tried again on the computer, same thing happened again. When I tried for a third time, it worked: I have two factor authentification set up, so I wait for my code, which, as always, comes via an SMS sent by “Uber”, but this time it also says to “reply STOP” to a regular phone number to not receive any more messages. I enter the code from the SMS, which works and then my password and log-in as per usual… It was definitely the actual Uber website, but I just learned that these types of SMS are a scam. How can that happen when I tried to log in via the real Uber website? And how did the code / login still work when it was sent by a scammer?
When I logged out and in again, I only got SMS’ with codes AND the “reply STOP”, so I changed the two factor authentification to use a code app instead of my phone number. I also changed my password, took out my PayPal from the account and even changed my name…
I’m still worried though — should I be?
The content was posted by Scary-Tax9542 on 2021-10-06 01:01:45 via reddit