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Be careful of this scam

tehowennathe
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Got this text saying "Hi Brett, we notice some unusual activity on your Facebook account, please verify by replying with a capital YES in order not to get kicked out of your account." Number was from a Pittsburgh number. I blocked them right away and reported their number. If you get a text like that please block and report it. 

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NDesai
Oracle
Oracle

Uhm, never got a spam text before. For calls, i love the Google Call Screen feature to mess around.

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Ed404
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@NDesai wrote:

Uhm, never got a spam text before. For calls, i love the Google Call Screen feature to mess around.


Is that only for Pixel phones right now?

tehowennathe
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

It's just weird to get something like that


@Ed404 wrote:

@NDesai wrote:

Uhm, never got a spam text before. For calls, i love the Google Call Screen feature to mess around.


Is that only for Pixel phones right now?


Yes, Pixel exclusive.

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Ed404
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@NDesai wrote:


Yes, Pixel exclusive.


I remember seeing something in an article about Google Call Screen coming to other Android in a couple of years. Hopefully it will be shared eventually, by then there will be a new Pixel exclusive feature and so the cycle continues.

iPhoneUser
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

@tehowennathe wrote:

Got this text saying "Hi Brett, we notice some unusual activity on your Facebook account, please verify by replying with a capital YES in order not to get kicked out of your account." Number was from a Pittsburgh number. I blocked them right away and reported their number. If you get a text like that please block and report it. 


Easy resolution.......cancel Facebook......block caller. 


@Ed404 wrote:

@NDesai wrote:

Uhm, never got a spam text before. For calls, i love the Google Call Screen feature to mess around.


Is that only for Pixel phones right now?


I get it running AOSP with google dialer.  BTW, never ever give your phone number to Facebook.  

Receiving a spam text that is trying to spoof facebook, has nothing actually to do with facebook. And recommending not setting up your phone number with facebook will have absolutely no effect on preventing a random spammer from sending you texts about facebook.

 

Best action for any spam text is simply delete and move on.

Ed404
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

@Nezgar wrote:

Best action for any spam text is simply delete and move on.


I'd use the report as spam button instead of just deleting it. I'm not sure it does anything, anyone know what that actually does?