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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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***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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Too bad their wasn't an app that blocked fraudulent texts! 

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That is a scam. Send it to 7726. 



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I received this text tonight.  Has anyone received any thing similar?

 

 

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 I recieved this text message.SCAMI received this Message. SCAMScreenshot_2017-11-06-01-12-44.pngI received this Message. SCAM

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Hey @Grashabel

 

Welcome to the Community!

 

Thanks for flagging this. You can send the text to the number 7726 (SPAM). This will submit the messages to be audited and potentially blocked from the network if considered as spam.

 

You can find more info about these spam here.

 

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Hey @Xan

 

Welcome to the Community!

 

That's definitely not from us. You can send the text to the number 7726 (SPAM). This will submit the messages to be audited and potentially blocked from the network if considered as spam.

 

You can also find a thread regarding these here.

 

Hope this helps Smiley



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I received this scammed fund last night 05.11.17 everyone lookout please;

Fr: ‭+1 (819) 919-5138‬

You've received $75.46 due to an overcharge on your last mobile bill. Claim your funds via the following link

http://mobile-trans/interac 

and otherone 

‭Fr: +1 (437) 983-8875‬ 

519 Wireless Service Refund !
(519)729-**** has received a
$53.45CAD refund !
We apologize for this issue .
Deposit your funds : 

http://bit.do/dSt

 

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Hello UyenK13,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  Thanks for the information! You are correct, that message is most definitely spam and not from Fido. If you still have the message, you can copy it and forward it to 7726 (SPAM) for evaluation and addition to the spam filter (see here).

 

Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers



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Thanks Cawtau

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Hey UyenK13!

 

Just wanted to let you know that I moved your post here since it's about the same subject. 

 

Thanks!



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Hey @Vancouverkimi!

 

Just a head's up that I moved your post to this thread as it's about reporting any spam texts Smiley

 

Good catch!



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I've received 2 text messages from +1 (905) 962-3809:

If you receive a text like this, DO not enter your banking info as it did not originate from FIDO 

FIDO Solutions Inc: 

FIDO has sent

you FIDO Dollars

(90.99$)!:

http://fidodollarspayccash.com/

 

I clicked on the link and it opened a page to receive an etransfer. 

Questions I had: Why would FIDO send me an etransfer? Why wouldn't they just apply it to my invoice? Why isn't this an https secure site? 

 

 

I logged into my Fido acct to confirm my FIDO Dollar balance. I also called Customer Service to confirm that this is not their practice. Scam avoided.

 

 

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Hello Mr_math,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  Thanks for the information! You asked all of the right questions! That is most definitely a SPAM scam. Also important for others to note is that the Fido Dollars program has ended so there is no reason Fido would offer Fido Dollars. You can copy and forward the message to 7726 (SPAM) for evaluation and hopefully added to the SPAM filter (see here).

 

Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers



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got a text saying fido is sending you 72.00 in fido dollars click here to deposit your fido dollars 

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