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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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Hey @EFTC

 

Only SMS can be forwarded to the 7726 number to report SPAM. If you've been receiving spam calls, don’t provide any personal info to the caller. Just report the call to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre by email or phone (1-888-495-8501) :).



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I've got this message and I want to know that the number is Scam or not ;(  

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Hey @yangeun2


Welcome to the Community!

 

That's definitely not from us. I'll report it on my side but you can have a look at the answer here to do it on your side too Smiley



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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/



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Hello Original_Lucy,

 

  Thanks for the information!

 

 That message would be SPAM as well. The domain (000webhostapp dot com) is for a free webhosting site. I'm doubtful Fido would resort to a free hosting site.

 

Hope this helps :Smiley:

 

Cheers



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Right? Even though I knew it, I still thought twice about it. They're getting trickier to spot. Whenever you get one of these texts, don't ever click it. Always come here to check if it is legitimate. If it is, a mod or community member can always help. 👍 



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You're right to check with the Community and anyone here wouldn't hesitate to let you know if the text you've received is legit! 

 

Stay skeptical, and stay safe, Original_Lucy!



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I received a text this morning at 3:40am from this number: 14184360346 with the message copied below-

 

[Important]
Fido sent you a transfer due to an overcharged amount in your phone bill. Click here:
http://mobile-ref76.com/

 

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.

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Hey @TashaJM1876

 

I moved your post here as it's related to the same subject. Smiley Hope this helps! 



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I received a SMS from a phone number 1 418-436-0346 (See below).  I think this is a possible scam text message. I would like to inform both fido and fido users to be aware of it.

 

 

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