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.
Solved! Go to Solution.
Yes @Cawtau ... I too, went thought a scary "identity thieft" experience last year when my canadian SIN number was accessed and used to take money from my bank account, in a province I had not lived in in 10 years. Fortunately, the bank contacted me within a day ..and, certainly all my money (after it was taken from 5 different locations in Canada) was returned to my account. But, this was a huge learning curve for me!
... I too, went thought a scary "identity thieft" experience last year when my canadian SIN number was accessed and used to take money from my bank account, in a province I had not lived in in 10 years. Fortunately, the bank contacted me within a day ..and, certainly all my money (after it was taken from 5 different locations in Canada) was returned to my account. But, this was a huge learning curve for me!
Glad to hear everything worked out in the end!
We just need to remain diligent at all times... Spammers and scammers aren't likely to give up any time soon.
Here's how it goes:
From: +1 418 490 2815
Notice from Fido Solutions inc. for the number: (250)-xxx-xxxx You have received a Transfer https://is.gd/gcYbuw your Account has been Overcharged
I accidentally clicked on this link, but I immediately realized it's very likely to be a spam and closed the page.
Got this one today and have others that asked something different, but it's the first time they mentioned Fido Dollars when I believe Fido Dollars have been discontinued already.
The others have already been mentioned, such as saying my account was suspended or that I had a refund, etc.
You may want to block incoming call from that number for future so it wouldnt go to your voicemail either...
Unfortunately, blocking a phone number from your phone will not prevent the call from going to voicemail. A blocked phone number will simply not ring on the phone and the call will just go directly to voicemail.
Hope this helps
Hi, I received this last night, Funny it says Bell customer, never have been. Clicking the link, takes you to what looks like a real interac transfer site, but it then says it is for a Telus refund. (i once was on telus but it was over 10 years ago) Searching the originating phone number it is a Toronto number.
Thanks for the information! Have you had a chance to also forward it to 7726 (SPAM) (see solution above)?
Just out of curiosity, did you port your phone number from Telus? I think the spammers try to customise the SMS depending to which block of prefixes a particular phone number belongs. Certain prefix blocks are Fido; others Rogers, Bell, etc. However, with the popularity of porting numbers, those provider distinctions are not as clear. Targeting prefixes with customised SMS doesn't always work. But I guess for the spammers, it's all about the numbers. Only a fraction of their spammed SMS won't match up.
Hello, I received a text message from 1(705)854-0487 about a refund. It askes me to click the link: refun-mobilityintera.esy.es While I clicked, it directed me to the online banking. I filled up all the info and realized it asked me to register the online banking account. Am I in danger???? Help!
Welcome to the Community
This definitely looks like a spam messages. You can check out this post on our Community for info on what to look out for in such messages.
If you provided your banking information, I would suggest contacting them ASAP to let them know and prevent any fraudulent activity.