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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If you're able to send and receive text messages, you should have no issue forwarding this SMS to 7726 :).
This can be done on most devices by opening the message, pressing and holding the body of the message, then choose to forward and send it to 7726. Be careful not to click on the link by mistake.
Hope this helps.
I received a text this morning at 3:40am from this number: 14184360346 with the message copied below-
Fido sent you a transfer due to an overcharged amount in your phone bill. Click here:
I'm strangely suspicious of this number since fido numbers tend to be short. I was about to accept it as I saw it when I woke up but it struck me as unusual. Is this a scam? I'm thinking it is but it would be good to know for sure.
I wanted to share something that happened to me today because I feel that my experience can help prevent any of our customers from becoming victims.
I want to emphasize how important it is to be skeptical and use critical thinking when it comes to receiving a call/text/email from an unfamiliar number. The people who run these kinds of ploys go to elaborate lengths to fool and scare people into giving them their info and my experience can help prevent any of our customers from falling into their trap.
I received a call today from a number that I did not recognize, from another province (647-729-8921). I usually don't answer calls from numbers that I don't know so I let the call go to voicemail and they left a strange message indicating some kind of legal repercussions if I did not call them back. I thought that was weird so I googled the number and nothing came up. even weirder.
Either way, my thought was that they maybe had the wrong number, so, I decided to call them back to let them know and when I did, they already had my name.
The man on the line claimed to be an Ontario police officer contacting me on behalf of the CRA and even provided me a badge number for legitimacy but would not give me any information until I confirmed my personal information with him (red flag). When I refused to give him my personal information, he raised his voice and claimed that he would send my 'file' to my local RCMP and that they would be taking actions against me and possibly put me in jail.
At this point, things were starting to sound familiar. I vaguely remembered hearing about some kind of scam like this. So I asked him, if this is legitimate, if you are in law enforcement, how come the number he had called from is not linked to any law enforcement agency. He could not answer, and again threatened me. I told him that I did not believe what he was telling me and that I would like him to provide me with a phone number that could be traced back to a legitimate source. This caused him to hang up on me out of frustration.
I had refused to let him take advantage of me and, because of that, he gave up.
What I'm trying to get across is not to take anything in these type of situations at face value. Do your own investigating, ask questions, learn the signs that something might not be on the level. Threats can fluster people and, because they are scared, they become victims. Don't be scared to fight back.
here's one that has me scratching my head. I can usually tell if it's legit right away .is this from Fido? Even I have to ask sometimes. 🤔
Hello Fido Customer ! Number :(604) 710-****. There seems to be changes to your account. Please verify here :http://fidoactivate.000webhostapp.com/
Hey @Rhart1 ,
Thanks for writing about this!
We're thoroughly working on limiting the amount of spam on the network, rest assured!
What I suggest is to keep forwarding the content of the messages you receive to 7726 so we can keep blocking them on our end, that's the best way to make sure these messages stop.
You can also take a look on our blog about scam for more information!
I got a text at 4:42 am today from 18197250199 stating I have been overcharged by Fido. Is this authentic? Here is the text:
Fido Solutions lnc: Fido has sent you an transfer.
Your account has been overcharged. http://intermonllne.xyz
I tried calling the number back but a recording says it's "unavailable". The I'd says the number is from Quebec.