Scamwatch has warned the public to be on the lookout for scammers using the Optus outage as a front to target unsuspecting customers.
"Hi there, we apologise for yesterday's network outage," the scam text reads.
"We are offering compensation for all customers impacted."
The text includes a link to a myoptus url.
On X, Scamwatch cautioned the public to ignore the text.
"This is not an official message from Optus, it's a #scam. Don't click the link. Ignore & delete."
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Optus said it's aware of the phishing messages about the outage claiming to be from the company.
"To help address this and for your peace of mind, we will not be sending communications (email or SMS) about this outage with links," Optus said.
"If you have any concerns, message us anytime in My Optus app - which remains the easiest way to contact Optus, or call us on 133 937."