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Thread for reporting SMS spam

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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Re: Thread for reporting SMS spam

***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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Hey pre!

 

Welcome to the community!

 

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



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I've since deleted this obviously fraudulent text. 

Thanks.

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Thanks, @misskitty_79 for flagging it! 



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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
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Today I previously posted about these flash messages that I have been getting serveral times a day for a week. Not just annoying, but disruptive, to have to deal with this. Please let me know what I can do besides not anwer them,

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Hello Triscuit,

 

  The messages you describe (and screen captures provided) are not SMS spam. They're pop-up advertisments. That's why they do not show in your messages. Here are a couple of websites (here, here, and here) offering suggestions how to block those types of pop-up ads.

 

Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers



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Thanks for the links. Popups were already blocked, so will take the advice to upgrade operating system.  Only happending on 1 out of 3 my Apple computers so hoping for the best.

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I'm a Participant Level 1 callisto_15
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I received what looks like SMS spam. I cannot post the screenshot since the SMS includes my phone number. But here is the copied text below. I did not click the link since I was not sure where it could lead to instead.

From: (226)923-0647
Message: Hi, it's Rogers: Thanks for being with us! Here's an extra 1GB of data per month at no extra cost for <Phone No>. Enjoy this offer at http://rogerswireless.net
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Hey @callisto_15!


Thanks a lot for flagging this!

 

 



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Fake txt message advising your Fido account will be deacrtivated

Source twl # is (613) 319-5307

 

Message in French requesting you visit a web site to correct the problem.  The url appears to be Fido but it isn't, it does not begin with "https".

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Thanks for the information @marct65!



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Just received a phishing text message:

Je viens tout juste de recevoir un texto de phishing sur mon téléphone cellulaire:

 

"Message de la part de Fido: votre compte en ligne a été bloqué pour des raisons de sécurité. Connectez vous à partir du lien suivant : reactivationservices.com"

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Salut Fdboucher,

 

  Bienvenue dans la communauté!

 

  Merci pour l'information!

 

 À bientôt!

 


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here is nother one.

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Thanks for flagging it, @Chocobi.

 



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