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Monday, August 7, 2017

Is legitimate?

Many of you will probably be asking whether the sms that you received from Synergy was really from Synergy. It says something like this

Hi there. This is a friendly reminder to pay $X for account _______ by 30/08 to avoid late fees. Pay online at Payment no. ____

The question is while we probably found getting a link like, which is easy to remember, it is also easy to hoax. If a scammer uses a similar link (eg changing one letter to capitals such as to redirect to their own website, they could potentially steal customer credit card numbers etc. In this case, we know that the is legitimate, but it can be easily faked. A better way would be using their own domain and make a redirect from for example.

You can always find out where a goes by adding a + at the end of the web address ie From this you can see that almost 50,000 people have used the Synergy to get to their bill.