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New Fido SMS scam

I'm a participant level 2
I'm a participant level 2

Just giving a heads up. Got a text just now from 12637703352 with the Fido logo in regards to a special reward. the link says to visit Do not click on link or try to accept the Interac  transfer....this is obviously a scam to get bank login info


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Hello Kathrynh888,


  Welcome to the community!


  Thank you for informing the community! That message looks similiar to the one I received the other day (see here). As mentioned in that thread, you can also forward these messages to 7726 (SPAM). Once audited, it will be used to augment the SPAM filter (see here). Unfortunately, as fast as these messages get blocked by the SPAM filter, the spammers/scammers find new ways to bypass the filter. Apparently, that link hasn't yet been blocked.


 I understand forwarding those messages does not include phone number. However, it is unlikely the owner of the phone number is sending the messages. The scammers/spammers often use spoofed phone numbers when sending those messages and making SCAM and/or SPAM calls (see here). That seems evident given the two numbers used in your message and mine are different.


  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. As far as I am aware, many of their promotions come from 4745 or 4735 (see here and here). Admittedly, since spoofing is so wide-spread, it's possible the spammers/scammers could eventually learn to spoof those codes as well.


  Another sign is Fido's recent adoption of the a URL shortening service. I believe it's (see here). As far as I am aware, the links would be for the domain


Hope this helps 😀



I'm a participant level 2
I'm a participant level 2

This helps alot Cawtau! I just wanted to share a new scam with the community so no one is taken advantage of...gotta look out for eachother!!