Text From Spammers?

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Text From Spammers?

Receiving political texts like:

 

Hi, it's Mark from Alberta Proud.
We are reaching out to ask, do you support the Carbon Tax?
Reply:
Yes
No
Authorized by Alberta Proud 1-800-896-5928

 

Why is Fido giving my phone number to these organizations? Is this even legal?

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Re: Text From Spammers?

Hey @Hdlsh63726! Welcome to the Community! Very_Happy

 

I can assure you that Fido doesn't share any of your information to third party organizations. While we can't know exactly how it was done in this case, your phone number can be accessible from many sources. Many services you may be subscribed to can share your phone number freely under certain security settings. 

If your device allows it, we recommend that you block the number directly. 

 

If you ever receive a suspicious call or text, feel free to report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. For more info on that matter, I invite you to click here

 

Hope this helps! 

 

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Re: Text From Spammers?

Hey @Hdlsh63726! Welcome to the Community! Very_Happy

 

I can assure you that Fido doesn't share any of your information to third party organizations. While we can't know exactly how it was done in this case, your phone number can be accessible from many sources. Many services you may be subscribed to can share your phone number freely under certain security settings. 

If your device allows it, we recommend that you block the number directly. 

 

If you ever receive a suspicious call or text, feel free to report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. For more info on that matter, I invite you to click here

 

Hope this helps! 

 



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