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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

TEXT SCAM!!

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The photos you see attached are what I JUST received on my phone as a text.

The link in the text led to an Interac e-Transfer that didn’t specify the name of the carrier and claimed it was for a charge they supposedly made, which I could not find on “My Account”. PLUS ... logically, PM would credit your account if that happened!

Beware of this!

Oracle

Re: TEXT SCAM!!

There are a lot of these out there.  I surely hope people don't fall for them but I guess it only takes one for it to be worthwhile for the scammers.  My first clue beside everything like this being a scam would be the From Phone Carrier Billing  They don't want to list a carrier because they don't know who you are with lol.


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Oracle

Re: TEXT SCAM!!

Thanks for the heads up.  Generally, messages from unknown sources are ignored by rule. 

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: TEXT SCAM!!

Same here. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Report to the RCMP at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/reportincident-signalerincident/index-eng.htm
  2. WHOIS the domain and write an email to the designated abuse report address. The ICANN WHOIS showed that the abuse report email is abuse@namecheap.com so maybe you should report to there as well.

Here's the scam that occured to me, for reference:

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Oracle

Re: TEXT SCAM!!

I get this on my work phone (Bell) all the time. One time i actually entered bunch of crap as a username and passwrod to let them figure out lol. Good thing most seniors do not use interact and most young people do not belive right away.


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Mayor / Maire

Re: TEXT SCAM!!

I keep seeing / hearing about all kinds of different scams but no one ever calls / sends me anything. sigh.

 

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: TEXT SCAM!!

yes there are alot of scams, wioth text email or phone calls, just be careful and dont trust any1.

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: TEXT SCAM!!

@Leesajoi

Thanks for the heads up!

Consider forwarding this spam message to 7726 (SPAM) so that an investigation can be started by your cell phone provider.

Source: https://www.consumerprotectionbc.ca/2018/03/receive-spam-text/