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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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triscuit
I'm a Participant Level 3
I'm a Participant Level 3
I am getting these many times a day for a week. They are not in my messages, but pop up on screen when I am anywhere- Pinterest, Twitter, etc. I know rnough to delete, not ckick but they are very disruptive. Screenshot examples but no paste or photo option here. So called website is banachpuritanamount.col

misskitty_79
I'm a Participant Level 2
I'm a Participant Level 2

Screenshot_2016-12-29-11-19-57.png

 

I've since deleted this obviously fraudulent text. 

Thanks.

Thanks, @misskitty_79 for flagging it! 



Cawtau
Senior MVP Senior MVP
Senior MVP

Hello,

 

  Here's another...

Screenshot_2016-11-16-14-48-51.png

 

Cheers


Thanks for the screenshot @Cawtau.

 

This will help a lot so we can report this to our support team.

 

 

 

 



pre
I'm a Participant Level 1
I'm a Participant Level 1

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:

 

http://c_l_k_2_._i_t/bPKhlR

 

 

***Edited to remove link***

 

FidoAmanda
Former Moderator
Former Moderator

Hey pre!

 

Welcome to the community!

 

Thanks for flagging this. We'll make sure that this get's forwarded to the right people. 



Latenitebby
I'm a Participant Level 1
I'm a Participant Level 1
I received this text which I think is a scam...
From: +1 (437) 991-2695
Dear fido User, Due to recent security update, we need you to verify some information's with us, click on secure link

Hey @Latenitebby

 

Thanks for flagging this! It's definitely a scam as we'd never ask you to update any information this way. 

 

Take a look at this blog post right here to see what the next steps should be Smiley



4101may
I'm a Participant Level 2
I'm a Participant Level 2
Today is Nov 15th 2016. Just got a message from "14379912695" saying
"Dear fido User, Due to recent security update, we need you to verify some information's with us, click on secure link" . The text came with a link too. I didn't click it because the web address looks odd and the text has obvious grammatical errors. Where should I forward this message to authenticate?

Hi @4101may

 

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 Smiley 

 

Thanks again and great job on catching this!

 

 



jblandry
I'm a Participant Level 1
I'm a Participant Level 1
Numéro: +1 (819) 432-3521

Les modalités de service de chez Fido viennent de changer. Veuillez visiter [URL] afin de les accepter avant votre prochain cycle.
Fido

The URL seems awfully legit: (Without _) f_i_d_o_m_o_d_a_l_i_t_e.ca/termes

Hey @jblandry

 

Thanks for reporting this, we'll make sure it's flagged!

 

They are getting sneakier .. 



Cawtau
Senior MVP Senior MVP
Senior MVP

Hello,

 

  Here's another one from a fellow community member here.

 

Cheers


FidoRanya
Former Moderator
Former Moderator

Thanks for the heads up @Cawtau  Smiley .

 

I moved it to this thread! 



Hello,

 

  Another one from a community member here.

 

Cheers


Hello,

 

  ...and another

Screenshot_2016-09-18-15-17-11.png

 

Cheers


silentbuddha
I'm Qualified Level 1
I'm Qualified Level 1

Hi Folks,

 

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.

 

Cheers,

SilentB.

Thanks for sharing @silentbuddha

 

 



bridgkick
I'm a Participant Level 1
I'm a Participant Level 1

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.

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From 604-363-9583

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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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*** Edited for tags and labels ***

 

 

Hello Bridgkick,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  Thanks for the head's up!

 

Cheers