Elena about 447410681393

I get weekly text messages saying 'Tracy, it's Mia from Cash Kitty, your loan has been APPROVED' - My name is not Tracy and I've never applied for a loan before!!!!

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SPAM TEXTS PHISHING LINKS SMS SCAM

Karina about Your TDS Payment of 70,000

A deposit which is protected by TDS needs your attention. Please click https://goo.gl/hD62ra to activate your account. Activation code: Mi41NjI4Ggg

Jonnatha about UK Loan Scams

I got a similar one from NO DELAY CASH. Dont know whether this is legitimate. Most unlikely. You may end up losing money instead of getting a loan!

" http://m.nodelaycash.co.uk/5UnKKx1C Loans upto £2000, payable over 1 to 36 months with NO UPFRONT FEES "

Nick about Funifshop.com

I saw their ad on Facebook for a Adidas Yeezy 700 waverunner. Price was good and I ordered. But I received a fake adidas product after 3 weeks. Since then have not been able to get them to send me a return address neither am I getting a refund. This is scam.

Knight about 68829

This seem to be a popular scam. I got the same SMS today reported by ThomaS. The link to click was http://uq4.one/3HeOwK. Don't click! Virus! Take care!

DSummers about DVLA https://dvla.company

DVLA messaging to tell you about refund of excess tax paid! Want you to go to a scam website https://dvla.company posing as DVLA!

Pat about YW8203 gbsm@gmx.ch

gbsm@gmx.ch? Got this shitty message! "GoodNews! Your Mobile Number Won £486000GBP Samsung UK/MALAYSIA Promo Draw. To Validate & Claim Prize EMAIL us. Your Winning Unique ID: YW8203; Name; Address and Telephone number to: gbsm@gmx.ch"

MarthaG about Fake BioSlim Colon Cleanse

I found this free trial offer for BioSlim Colon Cleanse. Just pay £2.95 postage. But you need to share your banking details. Beware guys! Read the text in unreadable faint text! They have the "catch" in there. Almost got me too. They would charge £79 after 14 days and every month after that! So take care!

cary about 60031

secretsalescodes.com said they take £4.50 a month i did not agree to this will call bank if it goes off my mobile or account

Noel about Fake Telephone Preference Service, UK

01202402014 : Fake Telephone Preference Service. Need to pay them to protect one from nuisance calls.

Melon about FAKE HMRC THREAT CALL

01618503294 - Fake HMRC threat to send taxes or face arrest!! SCAM!!!

NProcter about ACCIDENT COMPENSATION UK

02068566658 - Accident compensation Insurance claim. Said I dont have to pay anything to them. Sounded like a scam

Sugar about BT Customer Services

Calls from
0014247875660 , 01893399397 to say it,s BT and my router has been hacked and an engineer need to attend to it immediately or BT will switch off my broadband

Nike about BT Technical Support

The caller said he is with the BT Tech Department and that my router and computer is damaged by virus. I need to let the caller (BT???) access my computer and resolve the issue. SCAM , SCAM SCAM!!

DutchMan about 01275250664

Not a British guy by the accent. Probably an Asian. Said my phone number would be out of the Telephone Preference Service unless I updated my info. Said I would get spam calls if I don't update. Told him his call sounds very much like a spam one!

Chuck about 001800786786

I missed the call. Looked at the number before calling back. It's odd! 001800786786? Must be an international number. Had a bad experience earlier, inadvertently calling back an unknown number. Resulted in £1.5 loss while waiting for someone to talk!

Norris about CAR ACCIDENT SCAM

Altus Advice is harassing me to claim accident insurance money. They don't let go even after telling them they found the wrong person. Never owned a car!

Giga about 02038089899

I was browsing and suddenly this flashy popup came with blinking message alerting about virus. And an audio played stating Microsoft has detected a dangerous virus and I need to call 02038089899 for help to remove it. I didn't call the. Had to force shut down and rebooted in safe mode, scanned and found nothing!

Harry about 01515282611

Calling from Haven Power he says and to pay a bill because I'm back on it! Well, I don't even have any relation with Haven Power! I told him so and he said sorry and hung up. I would advise people to be careful.. he may be looking around for people who are with Haven (calling at random) only to scam them

Alwyn about 07881505286

EURO MEGA DRAW? received text message asking to contact servicejmg@gmail.com to claim 100,000 pounds that I supposedly won!!

Wally about SMS8.ORG

Unsure if you qualify for a PPI refund on a loan? Reply PPI and we will run a no obligation check

AshX about PPI REFUND

The call was about the money which was lying unclaimed with the Government because I forgot to file a PPI refund claim. I started grilling him.. his whereabouts, company and how they obtained my number, the guy gave up abruptly! SCAM!!

Alf about HMRC Lawsuit

Wish to report call from 07537129298. A woman with thick accented voice said it's HMRC and I need to call them about my tax file. When I demanded to know what was there in my tax file. She said it's about "under payment" and I could be in grave trouble if they don't get my call!!

Dave about 018008526890

Talk Talk! An Asian guy called me today, supposedly from the technical department. He need to tinker with my broadband because my internet router is infected with virus. I told the guy he called the wrong man! I have a BT router!

M Singh about reedglobal

Trying to unsubscribe from reedglobal recruitment website but no luck.

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News & Updates

FCC's stand on unwanted text messages

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

Millions lost each year - Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

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 information

2017-11-18 22:40:22

In Australia, ACMA handles actions on spam SMS messages

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

Stopping Spam SMS Messages - UK

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
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What are the popular SMS/Text Message Scams?

Spam texts (SMS Messages) are sent by computers, bots or apps programmed to spit out hundreds of messages every minute. Scammers expect only a very small percentage of recipients to respond. To increase the chance of successful hits, scammers flood mobile phone networks with millions of messages. Their ultimate aim is financial gain by defrauding unwary recipients who respond assuming that the spam text message they received is legit. Report at Myrmillo.com.

It's important for you to be aware of various types of SMS scams and hence be guarded.

Lottery / Sweepstakes Spam Texts

The fraud business of making money by sending spam SMS commenced with "lottery winner" scam! It's wide spread across the globe. Unwary recipients are amazed to hear they have been "randomly" selected to win a large prize. Scammers use names of well known corporations including Coca Cola, Pepsi, Apple, Microsoft to make the text appear legit. Report at Myrmillo.com.

Bank Account or Credit / Debit Card Suspension

Text message disguised to make it appear as if sent by your bank or your credit card service provider could make the recipient call back or click a phishing link, all designed to steal account credentials. Deceived users panic when they are alerted by unauthorized debits. Report at Myrmillo.com.

Fake Loan Spam Texts

Scammers send bogus messages informing users that their loan application is approved and to get back to them, to receive funds in their bank accounts. The deceived user ends up making an advance fee payment for a loan which never existed. Dubious websites collect loan applications and pass on the phone numbers of unsuspecting customers to criminal networks, for a fee. Report at Myrmillo.com.

Bogus Debt Collection Spam Texts

Fake debt collectors and bogus law firms, send out messages about unpaid debts. Same message is sent to thousands of people, at the same time! Someone who may have defaulted on a loan could get scammed into believing that the message, is in fact, from his creditor and end up paying money which does nothing, to reduce his debt. Report at Myrmillo.com.

IRS, HMRC Tax Demand Scam

In US, Canada and the UK, messages demanding tax payments are a major source of fraud. The messages are largely sent out by scam operators in foreign countries who have local agents to collect "tax" from panicking tax payers. Once a tax payer reverts, the fake tax agents threaten arrest & to freeze bank accounts. Report at Myrmillo.com.

Free Grant Money Spam Texts

Like tax fraud, grant money texts also originate largely from foreign shores. Scammers assures victims that they were selected by the Government due to their clean criminal record and for not being bankrupt!! You would wonder how anyone could fall for such stupid scam! But according to the FTC, every year, citizens collectively lose millions of dollars, in this scam. Report at Myrmillo.com.

Unauthorized Charges

People complain of receiving sudden alerts from their banks or credit card providers about debit of money (usually in small denominations, under $100) which they had not spent or authorized. The unauthorized charges are often result of a preceding phishing scam where the user would have unknowingly shared his banking info with scammers. Report at Myrmillo.com.

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