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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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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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Hey @IIN_TAN1,

 

Welcome on the Community!

 

Thanks for flagging this to us. You're absolutely right, this message wasn't sent by us.

 

I have moved your post in this thread as it deals with the same topic. You'll find your answer right here Smiley

 

 



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Screenshot_20181202-155326_Messages.jpg

 

FYI Received this spam just now.

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Hello Jwochan,

 

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). Did you get a chance to forward the message? 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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Got a text saying 

Fido: Our system overcharged you on your last payments due to an error with your plan. A refund has been sent to you.

Deposit:
http://fido.ca.xxxxxxxxz 

 

scam or no? I’m scared to click the link.

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Hey @Ramo3633

 

Welcome to the Community!

 

That's not from us. I moved your post here so you can refer to the answer for this Smiley

 

Thanks for the info and don't hesitate if anything



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I'm a Participant Level 1 Reser3001
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Screenshot_20181213-112221_Messages.jpgIdk, if this is real! Or just a scam?

 

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This is a scam. Going to the website it appears to be a fake Interac e-transfer form that captures your banking username and password.

 

If you use google chrome you will get a red error that states "Deceptive Site Ahead"

 

Running a WhoIs on their domain, it appears that it is hosted at https://www.siteground.com

 

I have contacted SiteGround and notified them of this fraud website

 

-Joseph

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Hello Reser3001,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  As @Joseph_R (Welcome to the community as well) noted, that is most definitely SPAM. 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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I just received a text from 778-836-7274. They claimed to be Fido and asked me to click on a web link in order to collect Fido dollars. I have searched Google to see what is pamfolish.com but could not find anything. I suspect this is phishing/scam. 

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It seems quite a few peoplein this community have received similar text before. Definitely a scam.

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