Hermes gremlins

At midnight (when I was fast asleep) a contact in my phone received a "Hermes parcel delivery - click on this link" message, which came from MY phone.  How do the scammers do that and does it mean my phone is compromised in any way?

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  • Azari
    Azari Posts: 4,317
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    It might, but I think it's more likely that the scammers just spoofed using a random number, because having a Hermes alert coming from a friend should immediately flag the message as extremely suspicious.
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  • cx6
    cx6 Posts: 1,176
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    Scammers are able to make the 'from' number pretty much anything they want.
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