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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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
Thanks again for all your help!
Some family and I got this (remove underscores for real URL):
From +1 (226) 318-7299
Cher(e) Client(e) de Fldo: Malheureusement nous devons désactiver votre compte en ligne en raison d'un manque d'information. Veuillez utiliser le lien suivant pour régler le problème:
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Welcome to the Community!
Thanks for flagging this, that message is indeed a scam.
We will never send a text message to you from a 10 digit number. You can delete it, I've just reported the number
Thanks again and great job on catching this!
My daughter received an sms on her Fido Phone sent from 204 area code (masked number of course) asking her to re-enter her login credentials because her account was locked. As such with any inexperienced teenager, she tried several times....LOL.
In the SMS has an embdded link, when u click on it, u are brought to a webpage that has the look n feel of the current fido.ca site. If you look closely at the URL, you will notice that it is not the standard www.fido.ca but some variation like wwv.fido.ca
Pass the word out to your friends and family.
I've received a scam message via SMS trying to phish for username/passwords.
I received this on two separate lines.
DON'T FOLLOW THE LINK. THIS IS A SCAM.
From: Fido mobile - As part of our security measures, our system has detected unsusual charges to a billing Fido online account. Please sign in and validate the required fieleds: http://www.fidoclients.com
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Thanks for the heads up! You're right we should not click on it! I also suggest you report these types of incidents to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre right here :
I received this text from 1-213-263-3682. I didn't click on any links. Went to my Fido account to see if I could get in or not.
Hi it's Fido: your online profile has been disactivated for security concerns. Please login to your account as soon as possible from the following link link: http ://fido -alerte.com / desactivated- account.php? id= 9 e 354173 9af 4bb5 f4bd5 1247 964d21 7...
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