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!
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. 👍
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've tried sending this to 7726 (SPAM), but text to that number fail.
Important Notice from Fido,
You have received Fido Dollars
Deposit your Funds!
Gladly serving our
Supposedly from 1(418)490-3020
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.
Hello, I just received a text message saying,
"Fido sent you a transfer due to an error in your phone bill. Click here: http://mobile-host7456.com/"
and I get strong feeling that this is a scam. It is from the number 14184360346.
I believe I have received a text sent as a fraud from the number 3062616308.
The text says:
INTERAC: FlDO SoIutions lnc. sent you funds. Visit: www.requestfundlink.com
I have yet to click on the link, but any help in fraud recognition is helpful.
Thank you for flagging this.
I moved your post to this thread since it's about the same subject.
You can check the solution above to see what to do when you receive this type of message on your phone.