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Thread for reporting SMS spam

Cawtau
Senior MVP Senior MVP
Senior MVP

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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Superman3
I'm a participant level 2
I'm a participant level 2

Please help I really need it my rent money is gone and I'm need to go to call or email

Hey @Superman3

 

I'm sorry to hear that you were a victim of a scam. You would need to contact your bank immediately for anything related to your bank account. They would have a process in place and would be able to help you securing your account and funds.

 

Hope this helps



Superman3
I'm a participant level 2
I'm a participant level 2

I'm wondering if you guys can call me back please because my rent money is in that and after that I don't have anything going to have any food or anything for my hamster guinea pig and I'm going crazy I'm like sitting here crying I need you guys to help me please

patrickchan
I'm experienced level 1
I'm experienced level 1

make it easy. when in doubt contact the source directly. i.e. if I received sms from my bank that my account is frozen. I call my bank asap to confirm using bank contact number on back of my card. 

aw13
I'm a participant level 3
I'm a participant level 3

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This old trick is still going around.

FidoSaad
Former Moderator
Former Moderator

Hey @aw13

 

Thanks for flagging this as well.

 

I've moved your post to this thread so we can continue compiling example. Remember to forward it to 7726 (SPAM) as well so we can add it to our database!



Roxy0905
I'm a participant level 2
I'm a participant level 2

it doesn't work. I send it to 7726 and it doesn't deliver ? Not sure what's wrong 

Hey @Roxy0905! Welcome to the community. Smiley

 

I'll be happy to help you with that! I'll need to ask you a few questions though:

 

1. What kind of phone do you have?

 

2. What steps do you take to forward the SMS?

 

3. Do you get a specific error message? If yes, what is it?

 

4. Are you able to send SMS normally?

 

Let us know.



Roxy0905
I'm a participant level 2
I'm a participant level 2

I have iPhone XR and I started a new message and put the 4 digits in that I saw on the Fido website that everyone on Fido website was saying and I put in the screen shot of the message I got and sent it then I got an error message. It just said message can't be delivered and yeah I can send sms normally! 

Hello Roxy0905,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  While some of us have previously provided screen captures of messages in this thread, those images were only for this community. The actual SMS SPAM reporting is unable to receive pictures or MMS. You would need to forward the message (not a screen shot) to 7726 (SPAM). You can view details on how to forward SMS using iOS here.

 

Hope this helps 😀

 

Cheers

 


Elsie1
I'm a participant level 1
I'm a participant level 1

I received text message saying I have a refund and asking where to transfer the money? Is this a scam?

Hello Elsie1,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  Sorry for the delayed reply... Yes, that text message is likely a SPAM scam.

 

Hope this helps 😀

 

Cheers

 


aw13
I'm a participant level 3
I'm a participant level 3

Do fish swim?

;-]

 

Yes, it is a scam. Delete the text and never think of it ever again.

Goodbye.

Laddie
I'm a participant level 3
I'm a participant level 3

I just received a text message on my phone saying I was getting a reimbursement for $44 to my account (my phone number).  It was from a phone number I didn't recognize.  My husband told me it was a scam and to block the number which I did and then deleted.  I looked the number up, but could not find out who sent it.  

Hey @Laddie! I hope you're doing well. Smiley

 

I've move your post here, as it has many examples of spam messages people receive. You did the right thing, as we never send reimbursements by text. You can also forward these types of messages to us at 7726. Smiley



Laddie
I'm a participant level 3
I'm a participant level 3

Thanks, yes, I was almost fooled at first until I realized the account # mentioned was my Fido cell number.  Sure have to be careful.

Jan76
I'm back
I'm back

Just got this text, is it spam/virus or Fido?

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Hey @Jan76! Welcome to the community. Smiley

 

I've moved your post here, as it's related to what you've posted. The answer to your questions is that this is most certainly not from us. Smiley

 

Check-out the thread for all known tricks and variants used by these spammers!



Scooby-Doo
I'm qualified level 1
I'm qualified level 1

Good morning all!

a new spam  text about Netflix...

 

this morning

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a new spam  text about Netflix...

KJB23
I'm a participant level 1
I'm a participant level 1

just a heads up, received a SPAM text from 902 646 0148, "IMPORTANT NOTICE" ... reported to FIDO as  SPAM

 

 

brock_report
I'm a participant level 1
I'm a participant level 1
1-902-980-0136 sent me this text : (roger-778386) "Dear client, your laste payment has been decline. Please update your information" rogersupdate.twilightparadox.com As they misspelled "laste" and forgot the "d" on "decline" and the link is NOT a rogers or fido site, looks like phishing for rogers / fido passwords and other client info.