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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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Yes @Cawtau ...  I too, went thought a scary "identity thieft" experience last year when my canadian SIN number was accessed and used to take money from my bank account, in a province I had not lived in in 10 years. Fortunately, the bank contacted me within a day ..and, certainly all my money (after it was taken from 5 different locations in Canada) was returned to my account. But, this was a huge learning curve for me!

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Here's how it goes: 

From: +1 418 490 2815

Notice from Fido Solutions inc. for the number: (250)-xxx-xxxx You have received a Transfer https://is.gd/gcYbuw your Account has been Overcharged

 

I accidentally clicked on this link, but I immediately realized it's very likely to be a spam and closed the page. 

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Hey @Albertlixw,

 

Welcome to the Community!

 

I've moved your post on this existing thread since it deals with the same subject and you'll be able to find the steps to follow in this situation.

 

If you haven't entered any of your personal information, you should be safe Smiley

 

Hope this helps!



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@wickie wrote:

... I too, went thought a scary "identity thieft" experience last year when my canadian SIN number was accessed and used to take money from my bank account, in a province I had not lived in in 10 years. Fortunately, the bank contacted me within a day ..and, certainly all my money (after it was taken from 5 different locations in Canada) was returned to my account. But, this was a huge learning curve for me!


Hello Wickie,

 

  Glad to hear everything worked out in the end!

 

  We just need to remain diligent at all times... Spammers and scammers aren't likely to give up any time soon.

 

Cheers


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Thanks for sharing. I received this message too ... now deleted.

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Hello Charsav73,

 

Welcome to the community!

 

Thanks for the information! That is most definitely a SPAM scam. You can copy and forward the message to 7726 (SPAM) for evaluation and hopefully added to the SPAM filter (see here).

 

Hope this helps Smiley Happy

 

Cheers

 

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I just received this text.  What should I do??

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Hello Conspicuous02,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

Thanks for the information! That is most definitely a SPAM scam. You can copy and forward the message to 7726 (SPAM) for evaluation and hopefully added to the SPAM filter (see here).

 

Hope this helps Smiley Happy

 

Cheers


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I got a text at 4:42 am today from 18197250199  stating I  have been overcharged by Fido. Is this authentic? Here is the text:

Fido Solutions lnc: Fido has sent you an transfer.
Your account has been overcharged. http://intermonllne.xyz

 

I tried calling the number back but a recording says it's "unavailable". The I'd says the number is from Quebec.

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