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Thread for reporting SMS spam

Hello,

 

  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.

 

  Thoughts?

 

Cheers



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Re: Thread for reporting SMS spam

***UPDATE***

 

Hey everyone,

 

Thanks so much for taking the time to flag all of these to us.

 

Now 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. No additional charges apply for this Smiley

 

Thanks again for all your help!

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Hey Biggy204! 

 

Thanks for letting us know!

 

Just a heads up that we moved your post to our existing thread for reporting these kind of messages. Smiley

 



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Text I received from # 902-776-0517

FidoDOLLARS:
is.gd/interac4z9k2
Please enjoy!

What I want to know is how these scammers got my number when I literally just registered on fido not long ago this is why I immediately thought it was a scammers. Is fido giving out numbers ? Or are these little cellular mall boutiques selling numbers for a profit cause honestly I have no idea why I'm receiving them.
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Hey @Lethaldraven

 

We're definitely not giving out numbers. 

 

I can assure you that we're working hard on getting to the bottom of this for our customers! 



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I got a text message tonight from 1-604-338-6258 stating:

"Fido Alert: Fido Solutions has sent you a refund due to a billing error. Please accept your Money transfer by clicking the following link:" <link provided>.

I did not click the link. This doesn't seem right. Feedback?

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Hello @spinty02,

 

Welcome to the community!

 

That is definitely a spam text, you can forward it to Fido so they can try to stop these types of spam. 

 

All you need to do is forward the spam SMS to 7726 (SPAM). You can do this by pressing and holding on the body of the text and then press the forward button. You will not be charge any fees for doing this. 

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Hey spinty02!

 

Just a heads up that I moved your post to this thread since it's about the same subject!



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Hello to all!

 

New to Fido and Canada. I received sms scam in the past and deleted them. Today i received a call from 4168478756. Automatic answer that i am the lucky one and air canada gives me 9999 $ plus more.....for your information.....

 

Vagelis

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Thanks for sharing @Vagelis! You can also flag these calls to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. Smiley

 

 

 



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I got this spam this morning:

 

You received an E-transfer!Click to collect your funds(258,00$):http://bit.do/refund1921

 

Number is +14389219487

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I  and my husband received this morning a text from Fido Mobility 1-514-431-4870,  with a link to provide banking info for an overpayment of $64.59.  I would believe this is a scam?

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Hello @Vind,

 

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.

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Hey @Vind

 

Just letting you know that I moved your post to this thread since it's about the same thing! Smiley



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Screenshot (September 19, 2017 4_40 PM).jpg

 

I received this two text messages a few days ago. Is it fishing?

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Hello @StGenis,

 

Welcome to the community!

 

That message is definitely spam. You can report these types of texts by forwarding them to 7726 (SPAM) see here.

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Hello StGenis,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

 Thanks for the information! Those messages are most definitely not legitimate. You are correct, those types of messages usually phish for information. You can also report these types of texts by forwarding them to 7726 (SPAM) (see here).

 

Cheers



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