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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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Hello @Vind,

 

Welcome to the community!

 

That is definitely a spam text, 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.

 

There is also a thread for reporting these types a spam text here.

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Hey @Vind

 

Just letting you know that I moved your post to this thread since it's about the same thing! Smiley



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I received this two text messages a few days ago. Is it fishing?

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Hello @StGenis,

 

Welcome to the community!

 

That message is definitely spam. You can report these types of texts by forwarding them to 7726 (SPAM) see here.

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Hello StGenis,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

 Thanks for the information! Those messages are most definitely not legitimate. You are correct, those types of messages usually phish for information. You can also report these types of texts by forwarding them to 7726 (SPAM) (see here).

 

Cheers



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Hey @StGenis

 

I moved your post here as it relates to SPAM texts, and those messages are definitely a phishing attempt! 

 

To learn more about suspicious texts, check out our blog on the topic.

 



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Hello,

 

I just received this message on my phone, I assume this is a fraud because I have no idea why I would receive a refund.

 

Otherwise please let me know if the phone number is legit and I missed something with my account Tongue

 

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Hey @RaggTim ,

 

I moved your post to this thread as it will answer your question!

 

It's not legit , take a look at the other posts to get more info on how to detect these spam messages Smiley



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Thank you! I looked for this kind of thread but I only found old ones, that's why I created a new post. It's better here, indeed Happy I'll have a look.

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It's always a pleasure @RaggTim



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