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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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
Thanks again for all your help!
Got this today as a phone msg on my fido phone
Interac E-transfer: You have been refunded due to a overcharge on your previous payment Click here to deposit your money ttp://1refundd-us.me/
THIS IS A SCAM
DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK (I took the h off the front to prevent this)
Also, If you are with Fido reading this, why not at least dedicate a topic to phone fraud instead of my having to bury it here in "community feedback" And an easy link to the area would also be a big step up and cost you nothing
Welcome to the community!
Thanks for the information!! There is a dedicated thread for reporting SPAM and fraud related SMS. Admittedly, it is still in the community feedback section, though. You can copy and forward the message to 7726 (SPAM) for evaluation and hopefully added to the SPAM filter (see here).
**edit** There is also this blog here.**
Hope this helps
Has anyone received a text message from this phone number claiming to be F I D O?? And then leaving a message stating that my account, due to security reasons, must be TEMPORARILY suspended. In order to reactivate my account go to: http://bit.ly/2io425d ??? Of course, I didn't do what was requested. As my account is not in arears. Instead I checked out the website on my computer as I did last week with a similar text message. It doesn't exist. What's going on??
I got a text from 1-902-872-0611 at about 2 am telling me my application is blocked, with a link to unlock it.
Getting a text at 2 am was kinda weird, so I did not click on it, but my app is blocked, so im guessing this is real? Has anyone else received this text?
I got a text last night that said...
... since it looked like a fake ("dollards"?), I did a google search and it claimed that the site is located in Iran.
I don't know if there is anything Fido can do about this kind of thing but I figured I should spread the word that it's a scam in case anyone else gets this text.
I just received a spam SMS claiming it is Fido from this number 1(581)7290120 with the following message:
Dear Fido user, we have sent you 74.50$ CAD due to a overcharge in your last phone bill. Claim your funds here:
I have rrecieved the dillow message from (289)8286731.
Important Mesasage from FIDO: We have sent you a refund of 7*.50$ CAD due to overcharge in your last bill. Claim your funds here: http://******/*****
How those scammers know about my bill amount and date of the payment?