Report Spam Texts, Phishing Links & Suspicious Messages

Spam texts can come from illegal telemarketers and fraudsters posing as genuine service providers. They entice victims to share personal and financial information or infect electronic devices to steal information, eventually causing financial loss

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Wade about marketfirmdelivery@researchforces.org

Almost went through with it until I googled the email. They wanted me to deposit the check and do a Wal-Mart to Wal-Mart transfer. Thanks for the heads up. It really looks legit. The check really made me think.

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Alice about newsletter@fivethirtyeight.com

I got this fraud, fake, scam email supposedly from YAHOO! Bad grammar. Bad spelling! Total scam!

" Your Account Will Be Deactivated

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GrahamM about Ppt.li/secure VZW Suspension Notice

Fake message. I don't have a Verizon account!
"VZW Suspension Notice. Unauthorized VZW usage account. Avoid service suspension, by confirming account details link: ppt.li/secure"

Lyka about Vzwpix.com

I received an Email with an attachment . It came from Vzwpix.com domain. I havent opened it fearing virus attack

OBrian about rewardgifts.info

I got a text message asking to go to rewardgifts.info to collect my reward for all the "extra time put in". Heck! I haven't worked extra time for anyone!

MenZes about Irl.co/dl hello@irl.co 18554785527

I just received this message with a potential scam link. Beware! Dont Click! “Hey there! Someone you know sent you a compliment! Find out what they said - irl.co/dl
Reply INFO for info, STOP to stop messages. Support : hello@irl.co
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Anthony about (141) 020-0501

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BellaW about Usdebtsolutions.org

Got along mail saying I owe around $1400 to cash advance america or one of their group companies (??) and I need to contactCitizencrimecommission.nyc@gmail.com and speak to an Officer Brian Rosner. I havent taken any cash advance. Period! Sending this to trash!

Hope this helps you!

Alia about Attorney Robert Kent

I was called by someone who said I have payments to be made to the Tax department and I have to call this Attorney Robert Kent (713-239-3492) to resolve the matter or I will be arrested! Oh my! This is scary!

Lisa about internetprofit.org

Received a voicemail that Amazon is hiring 23 people to work out of the comfort of their homes, and directs me to go to internet profit.org to "complete"my application. I haven't started an application. Does Amazon know someone is using their company's name to scam people?

Elise about Officer James Morrison, CRA

Man with South Asian accent calls several times claiming to be a police officer on behalf of the CRA. They go on to demand the call be returned either by yourself or your attorney, and that failure to do so will result in things "going badly for you". I believe it's a recorded message as I've received the exact same one on more than one occasion and on various phones.

NIYAS N about VK-RBISAY

I need messag details

Lori about Oregon

Suspicious voice message asking you to go to internetprofit.org as Amazon is hiring 23 people in your area to work from the comfort of your home. Well spoken American sounding voice on the other end. I did not respond as I have not applied for any such position.

Adam about 4693891590

Just had an extremely similar run in as Brice described- this “Travis” guy claims to be from Texas, and wants an “online arrangement” to send $500/week in exchange for constant erotic pictures and videos. I googled his name and number and found this site so just went along with it some more to see how far it would go... He asks for all financial information- even began demanding my social security number claiming he needed it for “security reasons to transfer funds.”
I blocked him after this as it was just getting too creepy and the tone of his messages changed to be angry.
Do yourself a favor- avoid this man and this phone number!

shravs about +3250717

Someone is repeatedly calling from +3250717 suspicious number and aren't speaking anything

JebB about 343-304-8571

Someone has used my email Id to send this message asking for $500 iTunes card. They were asked to call this number. 343-304-8571. The mail reads : “How are you? I need a favor from you. I need to get an iTunes Gift Card for my Niece, Its her Birthday but I can't do this now because I'm currently traveling can you get it from any store around you? I'll pay back as soon as I am back. Kindly let me know if you can handle this Thank you, Jeb 343-304-8571"

This is hugely embarrassing.

kirankum about VK-KARFCS

I am getting sms every month u have received ration from karfcs. Not understanding what going on.

FrannK about Microsoft Mailbox Backup Failed!

I received an email which appears to be from Microsoft but from a fake ID. "Our records show that your mailbox backup failed with your email provider, Sign Microsoft Corporation backup Agreement to avoid loss of data." Has an attachment which certainly is infested with Virus! Dont open!

jayy about 17039912676

A voice mail: we are currently hiring 23 people in your area for Amazon dot com from the comfort of your home please visit our website internet profiting today to finish your application that's internetprofit.org thank you.

Rmax about Global Sweepstakes International

Call saysing you won Global Sweepstakes International. A million dollards could be yours.. you need to call them to process the claim! WOW! that's fraud..

HarryN about www.vv0fd.kfl.pw

Received this spam message. "FRM: Brynn MSG: www.vv0fd.kfl.pw??? gt0cu69 bed. I love you so damn" Better dont check out www.vv0fd.kfl.pw! Virus?

Cheryl about 750

Rec'd a call on my phone telling me Amazon has hired 23 people in my area and to go online to internetprofit.org to finish my application. These people need to get a life. First of all...I haven't filled out a job application online...secondly, why just 23 people? If this crap was so hot they would have more than that.

Natalie about 205-378-6670

They left me a message that Amazon was hiring 23 people that i need to go and finished my application.

JoS about JoS

Internetprofit.org is a scam pretending to be Amazon hiring in my area and directing me to this website. Phone number they called from was ?+1 (410) 989-4470? ( Hydes, MD)

Sharon about Sharona

I received a voicemail on my phone advising me Amazon was hiring 23 people to work from home in my area.

Jenesys about Jennylopez868@gmail.com

Taking my money with out my consent out my bank account hell no that's my money and I want it back

Rachana about 53969

Saw a long message or rather code that was automatically sent to the number 53969. Wonder what it was n what is its source.

CookT about ANC*ARCHIVES.com

ANC*ARCHIVES.COM is taking money out of my VISA. I didn't susbcribe to their service.

RickG about WC*MONESSN

I have been hit by totally unautorized, unknown charges appearing as wc*monessn. Cant figure out what the hell this is. They have taken out $29.95 twice

Melissa about 6145598564

She said her name was Woodall Diane and wanted my full name to see if I was on data base list for being a winner for federal government grant.I asked several times to give a site information or something so I see for myself if any of this was true or not and they went on about getting to fill out information on the text they were requesting. Examples were mothers maiden name, annual income etc. They sent me a pic of some woman. I tried calling the number and it just rang until some kind of voicemail came on stating that the text subscriber you are requesting is not available to leave name and number

SamDan about attrocks.com

Message says I won $100 from AT&T and I can claim it by going to AT&T website and gives this fake site as link! attrocks.com. Beware! Scam to gather your AT&T account info!

Kelly about CRSCR.com

I woke up check my bank account and these people took my money out 39.90 not cool at all

Mosche about Rapid Recovery Solutions

I was threatened with wage garnishment if I dont contact "Rapid Recovery Solutions" and pay off some loan which I never ever had!

Moxin about acssettlement1@gmail.com

Advance America represented by SemRad Law Firm asking me to pay over $6,000. Long winding email. Sounds like foreign!

Orouke about emtsmdeposit-ca.com

Received this text. "291.32 $CAD received. Deposit your funds via the secured link below. And gives the website link www.emtsmdeposit-ca.com" What does this mean?

Rajat ku about VM-RBISAY

Getting unwanted SMS. Asking to call 14440 ?? SPAM by Reserve Bank of India ????? ??? ????

Lesa about YOUR PACKAGE WAS UNDELIVERABLE

YOUR PACKAGE WAS UNDELIVERABLE! Please Type "YES" to receive an immediate call back or contact us directly at 1-352-541-3194. Thank you. Type "YES" for a call back.

Lisa about 1.405.543.2442

I was left a voicemail in reference to Amazon hiring 20 people to "work from the comfort of your home". Told me to go to"Internetprofit.org for finish my application. I am pretty sure this is a spam call.

Emily about emilyja088@gmail.com

YOUR PACKAGE WAS UNDELIVERABLE! Please Type "YES" to receive an immediate call back or contact us directly at 1-352-541-3194. Thank you. Type "YES" for a call back.

Regine about Voxbone

Scammed me 300 dollars. Said he will transfer 3,000. Never did

Marlin about Kehoe Financial Group

They called my work and threatened to have my wages garnished. I told them it should be a matter of mistaken identity since I haven't taken any loan from them. Without any proof or paperwork they called again after a week. Highly aggravating.....

Elisa about 6143291865

??, what is the purpose of it when will they gain I'm confused but I won't respond

Roger about BELLAVEI

I was trapped into ordering product by a Facebook ad for skin nourishment cream. The website BELLAVEI.com has not send the product. But they are billing me every month. Lost 30 Euros already. Left with no alternative but to get my card company to block them

Fave about US Immigration

Got a call from Office of Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) . The caller said I have been investigated for immigration violations and I can avoid deportation by paying a fine. The man had Indian accent. He told me to speak to a superior who also was an Indian man. I said this sounded like a scam and I would call DHS directly, he hung up!

Danny about 410100002

FRM: server MSG:Your CheckCard has been temporarily LOCKED. Please call services line 1-475-242-9743

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!

Porter about Dennis Law Group

This group of scamsters have been sending me lengthy emails threatening to have me arrested if I dont send money! This is absolutely crazy! They have nothing to prove that I owe money to their clients.. in fact they don't even give name of a specific client but says they represent hundreds of lenders! So what?! This is a scam. An illegal attempt to extract money! Dennis Law Group Scam

Max about instantcashforu.net

FAKE! Fraud loan company says I owe them money. Never heard of this Bullshit company instantcashforu.net let alone take any loan from them

Amanda about MTN VuClip

I didn't subscribe for Vuclip. MTN is eating my airtime with unauthorized VuClip subscription. MTN.. take this out or I would file a formal complaint

Tate about Home Securities Promotions

Promotion of Home security solutions with a BIG discount offer. Hardly the stuff any sensible guy should touch!

mary about 1-410-200-506

Notice saying my bank account will be closed Alert*****

Shellie about 2307 NE 4th St D104

Hi Shellie Singleton,we like you confirm the delivery of the Market Research survey letter that was delivered to your provided address by postal service.This is Mr Torres From Market Research Inc.

Steph about 647

My phone didnt receive a call (not in my caller display anyways), but when I listened to my new voicemail today it was a man with an indian accent claiming to be Officer James Morris and that I needed to call him back or basically face the consequences,that I cant let this go or else something bad will happen!!

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Chris about TN-bill4tn.com

I was told yesterday I would get refunded all the money an I got a few back but didn't get close to what I was told an jus trying to figure out why

Redd about cashadvancedeptresolution@gmail.com

I received an email from Paul Smith (Accounts Dept) of Bureau of Defaulters agency FTC Incorporation
National Debt Solution
PO Box 105028
Atlanta, GA 30348-5028

The loan email states I have to pay certain $$$$ to Cash Advance or I would be in deep trouble. I haven't replied, suspecting scam.

kate about 205-860-6967

Says: "Shane, Borrow as much as 5k to pay off DBT or anything else you need. See here . Respond stop 2 cancel.

My name is not shane and I've blocked these texts 4 times now.

Nunya about 55702

Hi this is (so and so) from 10k wallet!

Ali about Carlings

Even after cancelling my number from their online page and talking to a store, I still get messages about some store offers and discounts from them.

Henrik about HQE*PAID-ME.COM

They have stolen 1495 swedish crowns from me

B about +16139279726

left message pretending to be CRA (but never saying that they are), asked me to call back right away and not disregard message.

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

Sheila about 424-261-4233

Alert for fake Craigslist buyer using 424-261-4233 number. Wants to buy item with money order and offers extra $50 to reserve item. This is a scam.

Aakash about HP-FLIGHT

Getting unwanted commercial marketing messages though my number is registered with do not call service. Stop this spam. "HP-FLIGHT - Saleday - @Easemytrip Use Code: SALEDAY and get flat Rs.550 instant discount on domestic flights % Rs.1100 off on international flights. Hurry!"

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!!!

Mylan about VD-VFCARE

My credit card has a $19.99 charge identified as VD-VFCARE. Haven't done any transaction in last 48 hours... I'm trying to get this reversed by my bank...

RandP about Technical Department of Telstra

0890387451 - "Telstra" calling. Foreign accented woman. Says "Your internet service has been hacked. I will connect you to the support team" I kept the phone on the table and went for a stroll.

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

Fairly about WANNACRY

My computer screen froze with a message alerting about WANNACRY virus. All my data will be lost it said. I need to call 1-844-442-4144 to resolve and be safe. I called my boyfriend instead who said he will take care of this scam.

April about Rolandiatoursltd.com

Offered a Part time Travel Assistant job with rolandiatoursltd.com. I was supposed to book tickets and mail them to their clients. They would send checks in advance I was told. And when the first check landed it was 1200$ in excess of what they claimed they were sending. I was told to cash and send $1200 to someone. I grew suspicious and the bank helped me expose the scam. The check was bad. The scam was detected before I cashed the check. Hope my story will help others!!

Stefan about Tnwbill.com VALLETTA MH

Unable to understand why they have charged me. Who is this company tnwbill.com VALLETTA MH?? I didn't buy anything from tnwbill.com. How can they access my credit card and steal €57.3??

Marks about 732873

Not on AOL. Got this gem! 553456 is your AOL verification code.

Ted about 26435

Strange!! Received this message with alink to click. "How are you, Ted? Here is the link - https://MidweekPay.com/jCv2rC" Don't know who they are

MaryX about 578277

We miss you here at Blush Yogurt! You get BOGO 50% off on your next visit! Reply YES to claim

Pattis about DRI.AVGTE

They took $44.99 from my credit card account though I hadn't ordered or renewed anything .. I don't even have AVG Anti Virus

Frank about Fake Crypto Give Away offers on Twitter

To express our gratitude for your support, we are starting the giveaway for 5,000 ETH to the community! To get yours, just send any amount between 0.5-5.0 ETH to our address below to get 5-50 ETH back. The transaction will be executed automatically by using a smart contact! Don't worry if you're late, your ETH will be sent back!

Srin about HP-TRADES

Multibagger Pick - Buy THIRANI PROJECTS LTD (BSE Code:538464) @ CMP 36.70, Short Term TGT 115 & Final TGT 245 in 20 Weeks SL 35 Minimum Qty Buy 2500 Shares.

Hex about IM-TRADEO

Unlimited Zero Brokerage Trading in F&O & MCX @ 99/month.Best online Trading & Analytics tools.
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Serena about Beauty and Truth

Beauty & Truth offered a FREE trial offer on Facebook for a Face Cream. I ordered one by paying $3.5 shipping... but they subsequently charged me $59.5.

SotoM about NewZealand 2Degrees

Hey winner! Call now for free on 0037190998195 to get your 50000$ check or it will be cancelled and transferred to another winner

BrianF about info.redbull7 @ gmail.com

Your PhoneNumber won 850,000.00 in the RedBull Promotions.For claim, send an email to redbullgive@live com

Cork about BNZ Tax Refund mobile .bnz.center

Got this fake BNZ message! "Dear BNZ Customer, You have received a tax refund Mobile Banking Login: http: //mobile .bnz.center"

Curren about Active Plus Unauthorized Charge

I have been charged $68 by "Active Plus" without my knowledge or permission. I havent bought any thing called Active Plus. Dont know how this happened.

Cheyene about BANKCARD-8001 MTOT DISC

My RBC credit card has an unauthorized charge for $65.5 appearing as BANKCARD-8001 MTOT DISC. I'm trying to get this off with RBC. Any clue who these scammers are?

Maxin about Tnbill4tn.com

I find small charges on my credit card from Tnbill4tn.com. $1.98 multiple times. Dont't know who they are and why they are hitting my card.

scam sca about 8199890914

DONT CLICK ON THE LINK, FRAUD SCAM

Alice about 9103872535

I too receive a similar message stating my card is temporarily blocked and I need to go to Bank of America web site.. but gave a fake phishing link

LSmith about Internet Security Alert! Code: 055BCCAC9

While browsing at the Berlin Airport, my laptop suddenly opened a flashing page with Message "Internet Security Alert! Code: 055BCCAC9FEC" And below that instructions to contact l Windows Technical Support 866-245-3208 because my computer apparently was infected.

Anonym about 16135561384

Money have been sent to you, Please click and log you in your account to deposit your funds.Interac https://etransferinterac23.000webhostapp.com/

-------------------------------IP traced and the result is as under-------

Checking Domain Name

Domain Name: etransferinterac23.000webhostapp.com

Top Level Domain: COM (Commercial)

DNS Lookup

IP Address: 145.14.144.160

Geolocation: US (United States), N/A, N/A, N/A N/A - Google Maps

Reverse DNS entry: not found

IP Address Check

IP-Address from DNS Host Lookup: 145.14.144.160

Geolocation: US (United States), N/A, N/A, N/A N/A - Google Maps

% This is the RIPE Database query service.
% The objects are in RPSL format.
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% The RIPE Database is subject to Terms and Conditions.
% See http://www.ripe.net/db/support/db-terms-conditions.pdf

% Information related to '145.14.144.0 - 145.14.145.255'

% Abuse contact for '145.14.144.0 - 145.14.145.255' is 'abuse@hostinger.com'

inetnum: 145.14.144.0 - 145.14.145.255
netname: AWEX-CLOUD-000WEBHOST-1
country: US
admin-c: HN1858-RIPE
tech-c: HN1858-RIPE
status: LEGACY
mnt-by: MNT-HOSTINGER
created: 2017-02-22T13:48:36Z
last-modified: 2017-02-22T13:48:36Z
source: RIPE

person: Hostinger NOC
address: Hostinger International Ltd.
address: 61 Lordou Vyronos
address: Lumiel Building, 4th floor
address: 6023
address: Larnaca
address: CYPRUS
phone: +37064503378
e-mail: noc@hostinger.com
nic-hdl: HN1858-RIPE
mnt-by: HN19812-MNT
created: 2013-12-02T20:17:12Z
last-modified: 2016-09-29T07:03:26Z
source: RIPE

% Information related to '145.14.144.0/23AS204915'

route: 145.14.144.0/23
origin: AS204915
mnt-by: MNT-HOSTINGER
created: 2017-12-20T12:38:52Z
last-modified: 2017-12-20T12:38:52Z
source: RIPE

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Anonym about 14184902703

Amount have been sent on your account, Click the following link for deposit your funds. The deposit process will take up to 48 hours.https://etransferinterac31.000webhostapp.com/

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I have traced the IP address and the webaddress and it gives me
Domain Name: etransferinterac31.000webhostapp.com

Top Level Domain: COM (Commercial)

DNS Lookup
IP Address: 145.14.144.144
Geolocation: US (United States), N/A, N/A, N/A N/A - Google Maps
person: Hostinger NOC
address: Hostinger International Ltd.
address: 61 Lordou Vyronos
address: Lumiel Building, 4th floor
address: 6023
address: Larnaca
address: CYPRUS
phone: +37064503378
e-mail: noc@hostinger.com
nic-hdl: HN1858-RIPE
mnt-by: HN19812-MNT
created: 2013-12-02T20:17:12Z
last-modified: 2016-09-29T07:03:26Z
source: RIPE
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Anonym about 2899195477

Amount have been sent on your account, Click the following link for deposit your funds. The deposit process will take up to 48 hours.https://etransferinterac31.000webhostapp.com/

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I have traced the IP address and the webaddress and it gives me
Domain Name: etransferinterac31.000webhostapp.com

Top Level Domain: COM (Commercial)

DNS Lookup
IP Address: 145.14.144.144
Geolocation: US (United States), N/A, N/A, N/A N/A - Google Maps
person: Hostinger NOC
address: Hostinger International Ltd.
address: 61 Lordou Vyronos
address: Lumiel Building, 4th floor
address: 6023
address: Larnaca
address: CYPRUS
phone: +37064503378
e-mail: noc@hostinger.com
nic-hdl: HN1858-RIPE
mnt-by: HN19812-MNT
created: 2013-12-02T20:17:12Z
last-modified: 2016-09-29T07:03:26Z
source: RIPE
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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!!

Larry about BTC-Trader

You have (1) BitCoin in your account. Confirm your account here. There was a bit.ly link to click

Dobb about coinbaseid559281-73428@verizon.net

Got message "AmountReceived-1.5BTC" and a link to Coinbase!! SCAM! You don't receive bitcoins out of the blue!

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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.

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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

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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.

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Stopping Spam SMS Messages - UK

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2017-11-18 22:03:32

Miguel about 1-410-200-506 Wells Fargo CIP Message

I receive a txt saying TROPICANA wants to place advertisement on my car for a weekly pay. Car Wrap scam???

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What are the populat SMS/Text Message Scams?

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What are the populat SMS

It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

What are the populat SMS

It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

What are the populat SMS

It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

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