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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: I got scammed!

not good. hope u get it figured out...

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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: I got scammed!

The text was from 4800Screenshot_20191107-080137_Messages.jpg

 

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Mayor / Maire

Re: I got scammed!

@elnino82  That's a number I haven't seen before but probably for exactly your issue. You responded yo the link provided and your fraudulent port still went thru? That is not good. Hopefully @Moderator_Team  is taking care of this for you.

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: I got scammed!


@GinYVR wrote:

@88cranstonThere is no yes to answer to. The Public Mobile message is informational.


Sorry I took the discussion a bit sideways.....was referring to a call or text in general to be careful of saying yes. 

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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: I got scammed!

Recontact the moderator and ask them for what direction you should take .  

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: I got scammed!


@elnino82 wrote:

The text was from 4800Screenshot_20191107-080137_Messages.jpg

 


And if you click the URL....where did that take you to? But beware.....click at your own risk. The wording “request to cancel your account” is superfluous and suspicious. 

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Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Re: I got scammed!


@88cranston wrote:

Also just read today the telecoms have some plans to knock down spufyed caller ids. 


@88cranston two notes:

 

1) What you are talking about here only applies to numbers that are obviously spoofed--for example, contain too many numbers to be a valid phone number.  As long as the scammer/spammer spoofs a number with valid format, the call will not be blocked.  The feature is called Universal Call Blocking:  https://mobilesyrup.com/2019/11/04/rogers-bell-implement-universal-call-blocking-following-crtc-mand...

 

2) FYI for future use, it's spelled "spoof/spoofed" not "spuf/spufyed"


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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: I got scammed!


@srlawren wrote:

@88cranston wrote:

Also just read today the telecoms have some plans to knock down spufyed caller ids. 


@88cranston two notes:

 

1) What you are talking about here only applies to numbers that are obviously spoofed--for example, contain too many numbers to be a valid phone number.  As long as the scammer/spammer spoofs a number with valid format, the call will not be blocked.  The feature is called Universal Call Blocking:  https://mobilesyrup.com/2019/11/04/rogers-bell-implement-universal-call-blocking-following-crtc-mand...

 

2) FYI for future use, it's spelled "spoof/spoofed" not "spuf/spufyed"


Good to know. Thanks.  

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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: I got scammed!

Yesterday, CBC posted an interesting  article on their site about SIM swapping: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-provincial-police-sim-swapping-phone-number-porting-1...

That's actually what brought me here today and spotted your post.  I was looking into protecting my phone from this.  Your story generated some interesting feedback.  I hope you have gotten this issue sorted with Public Mobile, Bell and any other institutions that may have become involved.

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: I got scammed!


@trillium wrote:

Yesterday, CBC posted an interesting  article on their site about SIM swapping: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-provincial-police-sim-swapping-phone-number-porting-1...

That's actually what brought me here today and spotted your post.  I was looking into protecting my phone from this.  Your story generated some interesting feedback.  I hope you have gotten this issue sorted with Public Mobile, Bell and any other institutions that may have become involved.


Here is yet another article.....

How a stolen phone number led to attempted sextortion
A Toronto man is calling for stricter regulations after a fraudster locked down his laptop, accessed his personal files and threatened to release intimate videos, just by using his cellphone number. It had been fraudulently “ported” — transferred from his Rogers account to a Bell prepaid customer.

Read in CBC News: https://apple.news/AZDd-PCtXSziwcSGQBnczyQ