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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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Great idea, @Cawtau!

 

As always, the more examples we get, the better.

 

Just a note for anyone who is able to provide examples - be mindful not to include any of your personal info here such as your phone number or email address, since this is a public forum Smiley

 

Thanks!



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From a little while back, but I don't think I have forwarded this one previously...

Screenshot_2015-12-03-17-39-18.png

 

Cheers



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Thanks @Cawtau! Smiley



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Hello,

 

  Here's another...

 

Screenshot_2016-05-27-21-21-46.jpg

 

Cheers



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I'm a Participant Level 1 jitindhillon
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Phishing

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Thanks for the flags everyone. We're working hard to get these messages blocked.

 

Keep the examples coming!



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received a message your online profile has been disactivated for security concerns. Please login as soon as possible from the following link.

http://fido-safety.com/account.php?id=9e3541739af4bb5f4bd512479644d2173&number=

This text came from 12812588078 this number is registered in Texas. It is propably a scam,

has anyone received similar.

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Hello,

 

  And another...

Screenshot_2016-06-27-21-16-04.png

 

Cheers



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@Cawtau Thanks! Very Happy 



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i received a message from a number 219 267 1672 who claimed to be Fido, and gave me a site of Fido-Alert.net
to login my Fido account. I think it is a phishing website. Please watch out for this kind of fraud.

 

 

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Hello Reehcq,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  Thanks for the heads-up!! Smiley

 

Cheers

 

 

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Hello Fido,

 

I've received a phishing text message from number (415) 549-3348. So just a heads up for anyone who is a customer and Fido to track them down. 

Their message contained this:

 

Hi it's Fido: your online access has been disabled due to an incorrect or missing information. Please login to your account as soon as possible to regain access of your account.

http:// fido-alert . net/ deactivated-account.php? id=9e3541739af4bb5f4bd51247964d2173 & number = <myphonenumber> 

^ Do not attempt to enter your information, I cut up the link for that purpose.

 

 

 

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Thanks for the heads up Cherubs,

We're working on a resolution to be able to block these SPAMS from our network Smiley



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Just received a spam/phishing sms.

 

number: +16478775320

 

sms msessage: Your RBC Account is blocked. Click Here to restore your card access http://wwww1.royal-rbc.oaklandfinishing.com

 

Do not click on this link as it may have malware that could be downloaded into your phone.

 

Thanks,

Silent

 

 

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