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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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.
A couple of tell-tale signs the the message is SPAM. Firstly, Fido won't send etransfers via email or text message link. If you are indeed overcharged, Fido will simply credit your account.
In addition, if Fido does send legitimate SMS, it will come from one of their short codes, not a phone number. Admittedly, since spoofing is so wide-spread, it's possible the spammers/scammers could eventually learn to spoof those codes as well.
Hope this helps 😀
I got an odd message saying that there was a problem with the last bill and there was a credit for $30+ the funds in the account. I knew that couldn't have been right since I just got the service and the bill looked fine.
I reported the number to the spam code. It had a 10 digit number so I knew it wasn't from Fido.
I got this message when I was in US saying that Fido overcharged me, well I'm clear about my fees towards Fido, so I'm not responding to it.
FYI here is the message:
Dear F°I°D°O client, we are sending you back 75.5Cad due to a current misapplied fee on your account. Click here: https://fido75online.com/
Just received an IMPORTANT notice from FIDOSOLUTIONS INC. Please read carefully: https://rb.gy/co89ab
When you read the text it says our account was over paid on March, 2019. Then immediately it switches to a web page asking for banking information. The phone number the message came from was 1 250 618 4417. There was no name on the text message.
And no....we didn't reply or give our banking information.
I received a text message earlier from 1-306-261-6018 claiming to be Fido.
The message says:
“Due to an error on your last bill, we issued you a credit of 30$ + your funds:
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???