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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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I just received this message with a link in it.

 

Fido Mobility; Your reimbursement has been sent for recent data use. To claim the remaining funds, See
https://mobiliityonliie.com/

 

Looks fishy from the text 

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Definitely not from us @samiya666!

 

I moved your post here as this thread deals with spam messages Smiley

 

Please also forward it to 7726 so our team can check it out!

 

 



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I received the following text

 

1-250-328 - ****
INTERAC Transfer: We mistakenly overcharged your mobile data for $ 98.53. We sincerely apologize for this mistake. Please follow the steps below to accept your funds: http://188.166.104.37/
06/11/2018

 

I'm guessing it is a scam as why would a number from Prince George BC be sending me this .Can you please confirm?

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That's definitely a scam and not from us @Bmcelroy! We suggest you forward it to the number 7726 so our team can look into it further Smiley

 

I've also moved your post to this thread as it deals with all spam text messages.

 

 



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I got a fake sms yesterday saying this:

Fido Mobile has sent you a Mobile Transfer
http://fidoaapl.com/
Fido Mobile has sent you the FIDO Dollars
you have accumulated in your Account.

 

I called fido today to see if this was fake and it is! 

 

Don’t transfer the money into your bank account! 

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Hello Justinhaled,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

Thanks for the information! The providers are doing all that they can to prevent SPAM SMS. You can help by forwarding these messages to 7726 (SPAM) (see here). Once audited, it will be used to augment the SPAM filter. Unfortunately, as fast as these messages get blocked by the SPAM filter, the spammers/scammers find new ways to bypass the filter.

 

Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers

 


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Hey @Justinhaled!

 

Just a heads up that I moved your post here as it is regarding the same topic. 

 

Hope @Cawtau's answer helped Smiley 

 

Cheers! 



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when you recieved a text from FIDO telling you to deposit your fido dollars. DONT CLICK THE LINK!!! Its a SCAM. 

 

I did it and its a fun experience. My mobile bank app was block by my bank and I called the customer service and told me that theres a different DEVICE tries to access my account (tab specifically) which is I dont have any. GREAT! Now I have to reset my phone to be able to access my bank again. 

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Hi @Melod

 

Thanks for sharing this with us. 

 

Just a heads up that I moved your post here as it is regarding the same topic. 

 

Thanks! 



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I have a text message from this no : +1 778 239 5102, like this :

 

145.98$ CAD was refunded [REF#0945].

click bellow: to.ly/1wOu0 to claim your money.

Fido Solution Inc.

 

I dont think this is from Fido 

 

is this fraud or scam ?

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