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Direct Debits

I received a text message from Telstra a week ago that stated should I set up direct debit to pay my monthly iPhone bill i would receive an increase in my GB usage but that hasn’t happened 

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Level 22: Superhuman

Re: Direct Debits

This sounds a bit unusual or "suss"

Did you verify that the text came from Telstra?

I have not heard of this type of message before.

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Level 21: Augmented
Level 21: Augmented

Re: Direct Debits

@Bella281 I haven't heard of this promo either, not to say there isn't one.


But, when you set up direct debit did you do it directly through a Telstra portal, and not using a link within the sms text message?


I'd be a bit worried if you did via the later.


Maybe a Telstra Rep on here can confirm either way if there is a promo out there with this deal?

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Support Team
Support Team

Re: Direct Debits

Hi Bella281,


This does sound like a scam message. There are currently no promotions where you would set up a direct debit and gain extra data.


Did the text message contain a link at all? If so did you enter your details via that link or set up a direct debit through My Account or the 24/7 app?



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