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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Kimo about Officer James Morrison, CRA

If this guys name is "James Morrison", then my name is Betty Crocker! By the way, he used the lead singer of the Doors name as his fake name?
I called this twerp back twice and the second time he yelled at me and told me to "just try and stop us".
What a bunch of pathetic turds. Sad, sad thing is that some poor elderly folks are probably panicking and falling for it, sending their hard earned money to who knows where.
Awful!

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Brandon about YOUR PACKAGE WAS UNDELIVERABLE

Received a text message with this in it

Victoria about CRSCR.com

Have been getting text msg alerts stating that 39.90 has been deducted from my debit card from CRSCR.com for two months now. I called the number given last month to find out what is was and to cancel it. Obviously it didn't work. I want a refund!

Heather about +16139279726

Officer James Morrison. Call him back immediately or face consequences.

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.

LeslieB about 60031

OMG! Looks like scammers have got hold of my phone and are threatening to take out £4.50 per month . I'm contacting ICO right away.

" FreeMsg: You have now subscribed to SecretSaleCodes for £4.50 per month from Mobtech until you send STOP to 60031. help@secretsalescodes.com" SCAM

Mel about 53969

I got this one from 39881! - But a different string of characters. DCB:Y3890K42838KLAMCI89KO4GFH

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.

Melwyn about marketfirmdelivery@researchforces.org

Got an email from Researchforces.org (marketfirmdelivery@reseachforces.org) offering to sign me up as Secret Shopper to validate processes at Walmart. Turned out to be a complete scam. Sent fake check and wanted me to cash it and send money back to these scums

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

WordSmit about 55702

Unwanted Loan offer: Hello, this is Chris from AwesomeLend. We have a new offer for your account. Click here for details: http://370.bz/3/005y-bl303

MaryX about 578277

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

Manoj about VK-KARFCS

SMS from VK-KARFCS says I have been allotted ration of some 30KG rice! Wow! I dont have a ration card! What's going on? Another Aadhaar scam?

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.
Paperless account opening 180042575757 www. tradeplusonline.com

Img Joel about ANC*ARCHIVES.com

ANC*ARCHIVES.com (???) has just stolen $9.99 from my bank. Charged to my ABN AMRO Visa Card

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

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% 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!

Emily about 1-410-200-506

Text message asking to send an email to fordj2046@gmail.com because I won 20 million dollars from Karen Ford Foundation!!

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???

Gary about DESKTOP-LKO http://dmchallenger.com

Got message saying I have 23 bit coins from Coinbase! "Amount received 23 bitcoinAmount received 23 bitcoin http://dmchallenger.com/s/baBiOT%20(coinbase)/s/baBiOT(coinbase)"

Benjamin about 4045870172

I keep getting money taking off my debit card everyday and I want this company to stop doing it because this is an inconvenience. Please cancel my subscription.

Barbara about Bwatson1993@yahoo.com

Same here on the $39.90. I called them saying I didn't authorized this and wanted my refund. The lady I talked to said said they don't do refunds. So I said you guys are scammers and to see how bad they are on the internet. I enclosed that conversation of me saying " boy, you guys are going to be sued"

Quinetta about TN-bill4tn.com

No text messages taking money out of my account without my permission

Guleid about HQE*PAID-ME.COM

they took 1750 kr from me

John about 6312453002

Hey i keep getting phone call about my cars insurance constantly from the same couple and when asked to speak to a manager about the spam calls they hang up i know they call and harasse others and they call me almost everyday with this the number of the scam artiest is 631-245-3002 and when i call back almost everytime either they answer claiming they are someone else and doesnt know whats going on i reported it to the police and field a report but they dont stop so maybe there something i can get out to let people know

Sharon G about Star Financial Incorporated

Same as above I received a letter & a check regarding that I won a lottery. I knew it was a scam!

Julian about 19036090687

Standard payday loan offer nonsense

charlie about Pre Approved Loan

I`m Charlie Bean and I live in Toronto Canada. I needed a loan to buy a house and I searched for a mortgage loan from all banks and I was denied and I loss hope of having my own house until I came across a post just as you reading my post now. I saw a post about a Financial Service Company who gives loan at 2% interest so I applied in STEAKLEY FINANCIAL SERVICES using their email steakleyfinancialservices@yahoo.com. And my loan was granted it was like a dream but was true and now am a owner of a house in Toronto and am paying the mortgage loan with no stress and I also requested if I can be granted a business loan and I was also granted. Now am living a happy life, I will advice you if you have an financial problems and you need money to settle it so you can pay with no stress just contact Steakley Financial Service at their email Steakleyfinancialservices@yahoo.com or number +1(512) 714-8010.

Shelley about 1410200500 From Cole Sargent

FRM:Mick MSG: #nffCCx http://bit.ly/2A7jmt9 with a completely blue color

SM about garveya2@duq.edu

Got this text today from someone I don't know:

I am Gen. Diana. I would like to discuss with you privately. I can be reached on my private email. dianamhol6@outlook.com

shilo St about Clickyourscore.com 1-866-334-0735

Need to stop money transfer from my account... Need my money back now

Walle about 100 Police Place, Greensboro, N.C

This is information for the general public: @ the Guilford County Courthouse you will find me and apparently rich whites, or so the city claimed they were; after Greensboro police trailed me all the way to Catawba County, my phone was spammed to no end, as well as my email; nearly the entire Greensboro Police Department is corrupt; get your degree and get out of there aw

Rosalie about 661-771-6451

It said it would garnish my wages and put a block on drivers license from Speedy Cash.

Alwyn about Breast Cancer Charity Scam

caller - 3022572241 is seeking donation for a breast cancer charity. She couldn't give an accurate physical address! So there goes the charity!

Bren about 6188034373

Free Cruise? Really?! Don't fall for this. They are looking to get money out of the unwary by offering a free cruise which need to be "booked immediately" or the offer would go to someone else! And you need to pay something like $120 as port tax

Victoria about Chase Bank Online

9472825944 called stating my Chase Debit card is locked. How did I come to own a Chase Debit card?! This beats me!!

Barabara about 6133912600

CRA? I too have received a similar call threatening to send RCMP if I don't send them tax money!!!

Indiana about 8324877411 IRS SCAM

Got a crappy voice mail that my "vehicle property" is under investigation by the IRS and that I must call before they issue an arrest warrant.
Not how the system works. Not real. And i don't currently own a vehicle.

gd about 310-409-9177

Dear Customer,
Your Lost Phone Was Found.
View Location Of Your Phone At
Verification-Location.com

[url goes to a fake icloud sign in page]
[received once today and once yesterday]

Shane about 6122950116 WELLS FARGO VISA DEBIT CARD

Got a message from "Wells Fargo" stating my Visa Debit card is locked. I did panic as one ought to be. But instead of calling this number I accessed my bank online and found everything perfect! I called WF and let them know of the fraud taking place under their name

GeorgeS about 6198079670 Payday Loan Scam

He is imploring me to receive a loan from his dubious company with no credit check! Funny indeed! I'm not looking for a loan and neither am I interested in talking to loan scammers!

Jeje about 9475178589 IRS SCAM CALL

Someone has left a threatening voicemail asking to call 9475178589 or be punished by the IRS. There seem to be serious issues and I could face jail time!! :)

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!

SajeevK about Akash Kumar wants you to join Unocoin

Akash Kumar Tater wants you to join Unocoin.com.

I don't know any Akash Kumar. But received this message today. Hello,
You have got a warm invite from Akash Kumar Tater to register on Unocoin.com - A Simple, Safe and Secure Way of Buying, Selling and Storing Bitcoins in India.

Please click this link to register
https://www.unocoin.com/?referrer=74079035-c535-4caa-a22e-7013d7d89c67&emailid= my email id

Nike about Government Grant

6465987510 called to congratulate me for winning a grant from the US Government. All of $7,000.00 Said I was selected because I was a good citizen.... and lot of other BS! The voice has a thick foreign accent

AlberT about 8322611505

Forward Movement recovery is threatening to send officers to arrest me, quoting a 10 year old debt which I'm certain does not exist! They are calling repeatedly making totally fake claims. Beware! FRAUD

Anand about Just Invited You to Hike

This is about Hike App Spam SMS. I'm getting multiple messages from different numbers. Reads like this "Just invited to Hike. Join in 24 hours and get Rs.51 for free in your wallet. I will get Rs.51 too. Download now. http://go-hike.in/a/akYA9xez"

They are spamming people who are not interested in their offer!

Celine about 9196911323 Home Security System Spam

Robocall. Female voice selling Home Security System. There is no opt out. It's illegal to make robocalls when one has not give specific assent to receive them

Nancy R about Cruise Scam

Shadow 99 FM - Bahamas Cruise Free! Fake offer. You are directed to a web page to pay. Will end up losing money and may be even lose your credit card info!

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!

Tate about WELLS FARGO ALERT

SCAM Alert supposedly from Wells Fargo: "$650 was just withdrawn from your bank account, did you do it? If not, call (650) 443-5306" Don't call that number!

KSmith about 8559127830

FRM: id68495@online.net MSG: (Wells argo Bank): Account disabled. Call us now at (855) 912-7830

Jay01 about 2034091561

Text message approving my loan. Heck! Never applied for one! Total scam! They might get you to pay an advance for a loan which would never materialize

Brett about 6627013781

Recording asking to call back about a serious issue with my taxes. I could face lawsuit by the IRS if I don't call them back!

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!

Franky about adarren727@gmail.com

This email id is a scam. Sends texts asking to contact him about a piece of furniture I have on sale. Scammer is trying to get people to send his accomplice money saying it's for packing and transport!

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

Lavelle about 4152516729

Megan Smith (?) ..quite unlikely considering the thick accent! And she works at IRS? Wow! Some third world scam recording trying to extort money

Craig about 8885416804 Windows License Expired

9472226666 - Same computer license scam stuff but the phone number was different

Redd about 6136048705

Steven Wright left message saying he is with the CRA and and I would soon face a lawsuit by it if I failed to call. Says it's "time sensitive" (sic) and failure to "remedy the situation" will cause my arrest and jail time.... SCAM!!

BCC about GOOGLE *SVCSAPPS_ORIEN, G.CO/HELPPAY

Showed up on my billing statement. First bunch of small charges. Then two for 39.95. I'm not happy it happened to anyone else but now I know I wasn't imaging things.

JamesH about Car Wrap Scam

Asking to call 1-602-753-8693 to have my car wrapped in Redbull Ad and receive $300 weekly pay. Is this legit??

Phelps about THEBUDADAM g.co/helppay#

I'm being charged small amounts by unknown entities. The latest one reads *TheBudAdam g.co/helppay# . I'm at my wit's end unable to figure out what these charges are...

Hill about IRS SCAM

5853600258 - IRS scam phone number. Threatened to have me arrested by the law enforcement

Mitch about 8552975597

Mark Wallace called us and threatened to report us to the state Attorney General for scamming a loan company!! WOW! We are not short on any debt payment. Told him to send proof he said they had sent by mail and we must have scammed them by giving a wrong address! I asked him to repeat the address that he has on file. ...that was all! He hung up abruptly!!! WHAT A SCAM!! Beware!

Germain about 18886394788

FAKE MICRODSOFT PREMIUM SUPPORT. Got a message saying it’s Microsoft Premium Support and they would like to help me out with a serious issue in my software. They sounded foreign and hence certainly a scam. Take care!!

Hovell about Attorney@lawofficeofmiller.gdn

Text message providing link to read more about legal charges against my name. Demands that I contact them and “settle” cash owed to some company I have never heard of. Reads like one of those poorly drafted Nigerian scams. Attorney Roger Miller! FO! And the email ID given is Attorney@lawofficeofmiller.gdn

Andy about 6012288734

CHASE BANK? Message says it's chase bank and my VISA card is blocked. Need to click #1 and talk to them to reactivate. I suspect this is an attempt to steal your credit card information

Dane about VERIZON PHISHING

I received this message with a phishing link from "Security Department, Verizon Online"

Your Verizon online account preferences were changed by someone else.
"We have Disabled most of the accessible features of your account. You have to login from your device in order to reactivate your online functions again" Followed by a link to Login. The page looked almost a replica of Verizon!

Morsely about 8594742193 IRS scam

Left a voice message not a text. Definitely not a native American by his accent. I felt he was looking for an immigrant to scam. Trying to scare people into sending the SOB, money

Ash about 0280058286

Asian scammer said he is calling from the Australian Tax Office. He said I need to pay some back taxes. I told him to send a letter so that I can take it to my tax advisor. He hung up!

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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

Alwyn about 07881505286

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

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SPAM TEXTS
PHISHING LINKS
SMS SCAM

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?

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source.

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature.

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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