SPAM TEXTS PHISHING LINKS SMS SCAM
Spam! Text from this number reads:
MSG: and greetwith them http://www.f7rqf.nt8.dy5.loan 8I34cg9
Notice saying my bank account will be closed Alert*****
Just got a text from this number asking me to visit a website because I've been billed for services for $172.99. The website is http://xfinity-billing.net?invoice-5481 - I did not visit it. My credit card wasn't charged so I'm assuming that it's simply an attempt to hack instead of an actual money theft.
Weird and incomplete number randomly texted a link to a secret shopper service website. A bunch of different companies and businesses were mentioned on the page. I assume to make it seem realistic. But when searching the companies and businesses listed, nothing came up in relation to this website or any information about this website or the Retail Secret Shopper was able to be found. Must be a scam.
Text message asking to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org because I won 20 million dollars from Karen Ford Foundation!!
It’s illegal to send unsolicited commercial email messages to wireless devices. The messages may promise free gifts or cheap services. Scam artists posing as Govt agencies could send messages threatening action unless money is paid. Spam texts can contain phishing links designed to steal personal info or may infect user's phone.2017-11-19 00:55:13
According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, citizens lose millions of dollars, each year, by responding fraudulent text messages. Scammers use deceptive text messages to lure consumers into providing personal or financial information2017-11-18 22:40:22
Report spam SMS to ACMA by forwarding to 0429 999 888. If you have a grievance about a specific SMS message, submit a complaint to the ACMA or contact the ACMA on 1300 855 180.2017-11-18 22:27:50
Organizations must only send marketing text messages to individuals, if they have agreed to receive them, except where there is a clearly defined customer relationship. Forward spam SMS messages to 7726 for the network operator to act.2017-11-18 22:03:32