Obscene SMS from number 7000

Obscene SMS from number 7000

Obscene SMS from number 7000

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Melder
I'm a Participant Level 3

Obscene SMS from number 7000

I've started getting messages from phone number '7000', which isn't a real phone number.  I thought it was the email-to-sms gateway, but the instructions on the Fido website said those messages would always appear to come from a number shaed like '305XXXXX'.

 

The first message was digusting and sexual.  Today I got a message in French that is a phishing message hoping I will give them banking information.  (warning: obscene language: http://imgur.com/edited )

 

Who is phone number '7000' ?  Can I put a stop to this?

 

 

Accepted Solution

Re: Obscene SMS from number 7000

Solved by Former Moderator FidoManuel

Hey @Melder!

Thanks a lot for flagging this! I've escalated this to the team in charge of SPAM on our network. 

I'll suggest you blacklist the number for now.  

 

As always, if you are unsure about a message you receive, never provide any personnal information through a text message, or link provided through a text message.

Fido will never ask for identification through SMS or email. 

 

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Gen6
I'm a Participant Level 1

Just got this SMS from this number: +1 778 -919-3104 (Notice how it's not even written in proper English...)
From: Fido - During our regularly scheduled account maintenance, we have detected error in your billing information. Please valid it: http://fido-clients.com/
FidoPierre
Moderator (inactive)

Hey @Gen6

 

Thank you for taking the time to share this information. Fido would not ask you to update these kinds of sensitive details through a text message or asking you to visit a different website, I would recommend deleting the message and I'll be flagging this number to the right team in charge of this on our side. 

 

 



madstar
I'm a Participant Level 1

Number is not 7000 but 700-0 which is I believe an internal Fido/Rogers messaging number.

Someone has found a way (Gateway) to send messages to Fido and Rogers users and Fido should find these people and stop them. As initial poster said they started with Phishing banking SMS then now with "I gave you herpes" hoping you call back . Many people around me on Fido getting the same in last weeks

 

Here is a screen from 700-0 from my phone with a fake Desjardin phishing message plus latest "I gave you Herpes". First one seems to go to a tangerine bank site second one I didn't even try. 

 

Fido check your gateways ....

Mad*

 

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silentbuddha
I'm Qualified Level 1

I have gotten a few of these spam sms from the number 7000. Pretty annoying I must say.  But here are some options after doing some research using google.

 

Option 1: http://www.du.ae/personal/helpandsupport/mobile/Spam-SMSes

 

Option 2: http://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/forums/forumtopicpage/board-id/MyRogersSupport/thread-id/17096

 

Option 3: Some smartphone have feature whereby the number/sms block feature can stop the spam sms from arriving at your phone, however, the spam sms still went through the network so you might still get charged.

 

I am not looking forward to my next phone bill as I am certain I will be charged for these spam sms...

 

Thanks,

 

*** UPDATE***

 

Did some more searching on the internet and it seems I have found this info:

 

https://www.everycaller.com/phone-number/7000/

 

IT seems like we are not the only ones being spammed like hell...i don't know if i can find solace in that bit of news.

 

http://www.chinese-forums.com/index.php?/topic/12662-strange-text-messages-from-7000/

 

Cheers...

Send us a message if you see anything out of the ordinary on your bill @silentbuddha, we'll check it out.

 

 



Liossia
I'm a Participant Level 1

To Fido security team : When will you take measures to fix it's 7000 sms ?
I have received phishing sms as well, like many of your other customers. Are you waiting for official complaint?
Marko
I'm a Participant Level 1

The frequency of these messages is increating is fido going to escale this further?

FidoManuel
Former Moderator

We've already escalated the situation, in the mean time you can blacklist the number to avoid receiving any message from them. 

 



FidoManuel
Former Moderator

Hey @Melder!

Thanks a lot for flagging this! I've escalated this to the team in charge of SPAM on our network. 

I'll suggest you blacklist the number for now.  

 

As always, if you are unsure about a message you receive, never provide any personnal information through a text message, or link provided through a text message.

Fido will never ask for identification through SMS or email. 

 



DuLLaHaN
I'm a Participant Level 3

I have been getting similar messages from a 222- number.

This is getting out of hand and needs a fix soon. I didnt even sign up for anything that required my phone number...
ScottDog
I'm a Participant Level 1

I'm getting what sound like the exact same content of SMS spam messages as reported above too, and my third one just arrived a few minutes ago.  It's also from the same non-real "7000" phone number mentioned by the poster above.