SPAM TEXTS PHISHING LINKS SMS SCAM
Received unsolicited text message with payday loan scam.
The text message provider (True Dialog/3seventy Mobile) told me they are being sent by Oxford Funding/Oxford Financial Services with an address in Santa Rosa, California.
New Verification Needed: Your application needs a little attention. Login to complete: http://370.bz/[...] Reply STOP to Stop.
Says waiting for me to accept valentine's day money
Valentine's Day Funding: We are Ready Today for your transfer confirmation. 2,490. Confirm Your Bank Details here:
I hit opt out and got another message saying:
Message sent using invalid number of digits. Please resend using 10 digit number or valid short code. Msg 2114
"Valentines Day: 2,750 Waiting for Doc Sign. Certify now for funds : http://370.bz/3/08NG-1AKM5P"
Texted STOP and...
"You have opted out of all subscriptions: AmericanFinancial. No more messages will be sent."
Your E_Transfer is ready for E-SIGN. You still have time to confirm. 10K MAX http://370.bz/3/08KK-1A6BN3. Thank you.
Your E-Transfer is waiting for E-SIGN. You still have time to confirm. 10K MAX http://370.bz/3/08K3-1853FK Thank you.
E-Transfer Notice. Your DOC-Sign is Ready. Finalize to Fund. 10K Limit. http://370.bz/3/08JG-197F3J Thank you.
Account Alert : You have 4,205 in funds are ready for E-SIGN. Click Here: http://370.bz/3/08CK-17L0L1 Text STOP to end.
Account Alert: You have 3,655 in funds are ready for E-SIGN. Click here: http://370.bz/3/08BJ8Y Text STOP to end.
Today is your lucky day! your New Years E-sign is ready! click here:
http://370.bz/3/085G-183HFO Thank you.
E-sign: Your request is ready at Evergreen!
click here: http://370.bz/3/0878-183HFO Thank you.
E-Sign Attention: Your Request of 4150 is ready at SpeedyLoans! Click Here: http://370.bz/3/085E-181KDV
E-sign required for holiday transfer request sign here thank you
Holiday Alert. Your Request of 3,975 is ready for processing. View Here: http://370.bz/3/07X3-176Y60 Thank You.
And the other one:
Christmas Message: Login for New Holiday Approval! Click Here: http://370.bz/3/080A-176Y60 Thank You.
E-Sign Required: Your Holiday Transfer Request is Ready! Sign Here: http://370.bz/3/080C-17KYK6 Thank You.
Christmas Message: Login for New Holiday Approval! Click Here: http://370.bz/3/080A-17K6BB Thank You.
HolidayCash Alert. Christmas Request is ready for processing. E-Sign Here: http://370.bz/3/07X4-17GWW3 Thank You.
5KFunds Alert. Your Request of 6,985 is ready for processing. View Here: http://370.bz/3/07N4-16QA71 Thank You.
Hello, Jason here! Your request for higher Holiday Transfers has been approved! Log-in Here: http://370.bz/3/07D1-16QA71 Thank You.
Hello, Max here! Your request for higher Holiday Transfers has been approved! Log-in Here: http://370.bz/3/07BJ-16QA71 Thank You.
Hello, this is Jennifer. Please Click the Link and Confirm your Request of 5,575 Today at InstaL. Click Here: http://370.bz/3/07DX-YNTPW Thank You.
Hello, Jason here! Your request for higher Holiday Transfers has been approved! Log-in Here: http://370.bz/3/07D1-16QPDJ Thank You.
You have been opted out of all subscriptions: OxfordFinancialServices. No more messages will be sent.
Hi, Tanner here from Account Support. Please Accept your new Limit Increase. Continue Here: http://370.bz/3/06YN-169JCD Thank You.
Imagine clicking this link today, and having more fun this Labor Day! Accept Here: http://370.bz/3/0568-106JQU Thank You!
Would get about 7 to 10 of these a day at 1 to 2 hour intervals. Topics range from loans, E-wallets, free cash, unnamed offers, requests for signature, credit checks, etc. Texted 'STOP' and got this reply:
You have been opted out of all subscriptions: HyprData.tv. No more messages will be sent.
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