SPAM TEXTS PHISHING LINKS SMS SCAM
Sent me bogus cashier's check, and wanted me to buy three gift cards at different Wal-Mart stores. Then I was to e-mail them photos of both sides of these gift cards. I checked the check out, and even called the Columbia State Bank. Somehow, they had the right routing number, but it was in the wrong place, and the account number they used did not exist. I'm just saving it to show as an example of the kind of scams that are out there. I did write VOID across the check. Lesson Learned? What would you say? Ha Ha Ha, I hope they spent some money overnighting it through UPS.
Like everyone else, was sent a check. Smart enough not to fall for it, but did start doing a bit of research and found out almost a detailed location on where this particular number is coming from. If anyone is in Texas, they are in La Coste! Off Madona Lacoste rd, close to wisdom! The names associated are Charles Erlandson and Mark Dickerson!
Got a FedEx envelope in the mail with the offer from Market Research.com telling me to do a check on MoneyGram at 2 WalMarts in my area and buy a $50 item and take the fee out of the check and keep $300 for myself. It came at a good time, cause I needed some extra cash. So I went to my bank this morning. Bank manager said, Sorry, this is a scam. You cash it and in 3 days you're on the ticket for $2k. He apologized, I said no, thank you, I'll rack it up to another way I've been scammed. Thank you very much. I did send the people a message. I told them to be glad they don't live in my town, or they would be in the hospital right now.
Email and text to cell for Mystery Shopper position. Several days later receive priority Express mailing inside one page letter with instructions and a check in the amount close to $2K. Letter instructs to deposit or cash and also complete 2 part Walmart transactions . Walmart 2 Walmart transfer , $50 small purchase and one other thing
Email/text got priority mail with assignment along with TFC check
everything on the check, checked out as far as I could verify.
TFC is not open on weekends.
As careful as I was to avoid a scam they got me anyway.
I can honestly say I HATE PEOPLE WHO CAN'T GET A REAL JOB AND HAVE TO SPEND THEIR LIVES RIPPING OTHERS OFF!
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