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Fido update real or scam?

Domnita
I'm a Participant Level 1
I'm a Participant Level 1

Hello, 

Anyone received this text? Is it a scam? 

 

"FlDO Update*
This message is being sent to all our affected clients from last week’s system failure. We sincerely apologize for the harm caused. As an outcome, a $90.00 compensation is being sent to all of you loyal customers.
Get it here : https://bit.ly/solutionsmyFlDO"

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Cawtau
Senior MVP Senior MVP
Senior MVP

Hello Domnita,

 

Welcome to the community!

 

  Thanks for the information! You're right to be cautious. That messages is most definitely SPAM. The providers are doing all that they can to prevent SPAM SMS. You can help by forwarding these messages to 7726 (SPAM) (see here). Once audited, it will be used to augment the SPAM filter. Unfortunately, as fast as these messages get blocked by the SPAM filter, the spammers/scammers find new ways to bypass the filter.

 

  A couple of tell-tale signs the the message is SPAM. Firstly, Fido won't send etransfers via email or text message link. Fido will automatically credit your account.

 

  In addition, if Fido does send legitimate SMS, it will come from one of their short codes, not a phone number. Admittedly, since spoofing is so wide-spread, it's possible the spammers/scammers could eventually learn to spoof those codes as well.

 

Hope this helps 😀

 

Cheers