Is this a scam

Is this a scam

Is this a scam

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Itsyeboi_koby
I'm a Participant Level 1

Is this a scam

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Re: Is this a scam

Solved by Senior MVP Senior MVP

Hello Itsyeboi_koby,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

 Thanks for the information! That message 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.

 

  In addition to the items mentioned below, a couple of tell-tale signs the message is SPAM: Firstly, Fido won't send etransfers via email or text message link. If you are indeed overcharged, Fido will simply 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

 

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Cawtau
Senior MVP

Hello Itsyeboi_koby,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

 Thanks for the information! That message 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.

 

  In addition to the items mentioned below, a couple of tell-tale signs the message is SPAM: Firstly, Fido won't send etransfers via email or text message link. If you are indeed overcharged, Fido will simply 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

 


EFTC
I'm Qualified Level 1

I don't read French but it is definitely a SCAM.

 

Typically scams ask user to click on links so they can capture their IP, login, password, and bank information. Anyone of the above situations = SCAM.