I have been forwarding my spam email-to-SMS to @FidoStephen via PMs to help improve the spam filter for sms.fido.ca
Recently, another community member also posted a similar spam SMS they received. Perhaps a thread dedicated to collecting examples of these types of SMS spam might also help improve the spam filter.
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I just received a text from 1-604-723-6831 with a request to check out an important message regarding my account and a link in blue www.fido-solutions-mail.ml and when I clicked on it there was a nice message telling me about a refund from Fido Solutions for added fees that had been included on my past invoices.
Who doesn't want a refund for past invoices? This was followed by a professional sounding apology and a button to click that said 'Continue'.
This took me to what looked like a legit Interac site, like the one used to pay bills or deposit from an etransfer and they wanted me to click on my banking institution... this is when I woke up... it was the middle of the night and I wasn't sure what kind of added fees were on my account.
So, I sent a late night messenger question about the phone number and the text i had received. I knew they were closed but figured I could do a live chat in the morning to verify if this was really on my account. And of course, it was not.
They asked me to report to the SCAM (7726) number to register it for investigation and also if there was a link, so add it to the email and send to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Suspicious Text Message Received.
As well, they included a link to the antifraudcentre for reporting:
report both the number that sent the text message and the contents of the message to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre: By phone: 1 888 495-8501
I did this and it linked me with RCMP and I completed and submitted a complaint.
I know it takes time, but if we do this, there is a better chance they will get caught and shut down before they scam people who don't see well, who are too quick to click the buttons and anyone who just gets tempted.
It was a close call for me and I'm glad I listened to the voice that said I should check it before trying to deposit the refund. Fido would just apply a refund to my bill, so that made no sense to me.
Avoid phishing and report.
Welcome to the Community @Washington
Please follow these steps if you haven't already deleted the message:
-Forward the SMS to 7726. It will submit the message to be audited and potentially blocked
-Press and hold on the body of the text then pick the option Forward when prompt to.
Hope it helps
Welcome to the community!
That is definitely a spam text, you can send any SMS spam you receive to the number 7726 (SPAM). This will submit the messages to be audited and potentially blocked from the network if confirmed to be spam.
All you need to do is forward the spam SMS to 7726. You can do this easily by pressing and holding on the body of the text and then press the forward button.
There is also a thread for reporting these types a spam text here.