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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 @Agg12345!

 

That text is not from us, it's SPAM! As it's spam, I moved your message here as this thread deals with all SPAM related texts Smiley

 

Check out our blog for more info and forward the message to the number 7726 (SPAM) to report it!

 

Good catch Wink

 

 



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I'm a Participant Level 2 eirinn
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Hi, 

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?

 

TIA!

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Text message received Nov/20/2017 05:26 am from +1(819)461-7657

body text say:

 

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SMS from +1(819)461-7657 received Nov 20 2017 5:26 am

INTERAC: $75.46 CAD due to an overcharge on you last mobile payment:

http://mobile-ref.ml/interac

 

Obviously is SCAM be alert

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I got a text last night that said...

 

FIDO Solutions Canada: FIDO has sent you FIDO Dollars (90.75$): http://fidodollardspaylive.com/

 

... 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.

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Hey @dfixx

 

I moved your post to this thread since it deals with SPAM text messages. Smiley 



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Hey @eirinn

 

I moved your post to this thread as the message you received is not from us. We only send notifications from short codes and not phone numbers. You can also see more on those kind of messages here 

 

Hope that helps! 



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Hi there,

 

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:

d3p0d1rect01.com

 

 

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Hey @Nijuro Smiley Thanks for reaching out !!

 

Thanks for flagging this.


I invite you to follow the instructions from our Community blog here when you receive this type of message.

 

 



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I'm a Participant Level 1 sivakumarpadala
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Hey There,

 

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://******/*****

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How those scammers know about my bill amount and date of the payment?

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