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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 Nurani1,

 

Welcome to the community!

 

  Thanks for the information! You're right, that message 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 😀

 

Cheers

 



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Hello Babypiggy83,

 

Welcome to the community!

 

  Thanks for the information! Have you had a chance to forward those messages to 7726 (SPAM)?

 

Cheers

 



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How do I stop receiving spam advertising. originally I got none
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Hello @onewitch

 

We moved your post to this thread since it answers how to report spam message to improve the spam filter. You can also block the numbers in the settings of your phone. Smiley 

 

 



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Hi,

 

I received a text message earlier from 1-306-261-6018 claiming to be Fido.

The message says:

“Due to an error on your last bill, we issued you a credit of 30$ + your funds:

https://wireless-fido.app.link/message”

 

When I click on the link it brings me to a page with the server “fi-do-claim.co  and it says “deposit your money” being $133.53 “from Fido” with the Fido slogan of the little yellow house and everything and below it says “select your financial institution” with a list of different bank institutions. 

 

I am wondering if this is a scam??? 

 

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I got an odd message saying that there was a problem with the last bill and there was a credit for $30+ the funds in the account. I knew that couldn't have been right since I just got the service and the bill looked fine.

I reported the number to the spam code. It had a 10 digit number so I knew it wasn't from Fido.

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Hey @AlexandraBarnes

 

We moved your post to this thread as it fits right in!

 

That's definitely not from us, we would never send you this kind of SMS. 

 

Take a look at the solution in this thread to find out what to do with the message! You can also click here to find out more about these messages!



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