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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Heads up folks. Scammers are getting more sophisticated. Got an overcharge scam text message from short code, 3993, which is eyebrow raisingly close to the short code Fido uses (3333) to send messages.
Thankfully, the scammers aren't (yet?) able to fake a website address with the fido.ca domain.
Edit: Oops. Didn't see the giant sticky-ed thread for scam messages in this forum. Mods, please merge with that thread.
Got 4 text messages in a row from 3993(a fido number?!) saying:
"Hi, it's Fido: You have received 53.45$ of overcharge.PLease click the following link in order to claim your funds"
(link to rbc-onlinetrust.com/interac)
Clicked on the link. Looks like a pretty legit website but it's asking for my banking information so I closed it.
The letter cases in the message looks wierd to me too. I wonder whether this is a fraud?
If you get a text message from a 4 or 5 digit number (maybe 3993) that says..
"Hi, it's Fido. You've been refunded ..... $ due to an overcharge on your last bill. Click here to claim your funds: intrafund.info/interac"
DO NOT click on that link!! IT IS A SCAM!! Fido does NOT send text msgs or emails to issue refunds or credits!
If you're not sure.. call fido at 611. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS SCAM! I called fido and this is definately not from their company. If a credit is due, they would apply it to the account right away when you speak to their rep on the phone.. NOT send customers links thru texts.
Today I've got text message from 3993 twice like this.
'Hi it's fido: you have received 53.45$ of overcharge. Please click the following link in order to claim your funds.
and interac link was there.
Is it scam message?
Hi guys be carful of a scam that’s using Fidos number 399-9. I received one that read: Hi, it's Fido: You have received 53.45$ of overcharge.PLease click the following link in order to claim your funds
I have talked to Fido online and they said do not open the link that it’s a scam. They said Fido is working on it.
I just wanted to report a surprisingly sophisticated phishing scam.
I received the following message from +14377772884:
"Hi, it's Fido: Take advantage of our new $75 promotion by linking your amazon account to your fido profile: [phishing link redacted]"
The phishing message seems pretty standard, the link looked sketchy and there were some grammar mistakes. The thing that caught me off guard was that it came from a legitimate Fido phone number. This was the same number that had previously been used to text me about my bookings with Fido technicians.
The link of course leads to a spoofed Amazon login page that will steal your credentials.
How could this happen? Seems very irresponsible of Fido to have this vulnerability.
Welcome to the community.
Thanks for your vigilance and for informing the community about this scam! They are indeed getting more and more creative, so it's super important to stay careful before clicking any links from a text message.
You can forward the SMS to our anti-fraud department at 7726 (SCAM) and check out our blog post on how to recognize a text phishing scam.