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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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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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 :