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Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Re: Did anyone else get this 5124 COVID message from the government?

I finally got this message at 9:00pm EDT. Public's breaking their text messaging curfew, although the timestamp says 8:59pm as the time sent.

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Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Did anyone else get this 5124 COVID message from the government?

For curious minds/those who didn't get anything...For curious minds/those who didn't get anything...

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Did anyone else get this 5124 COVID message from the government?

Just go it and I think it's stupid that PM is sending this nonsense. I didn't signup for these types of texts 🤬😤

 

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Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Re: Did anyone else get this 5124 COVID message from the government?

@Jb456 I'm not sure why it upsets you so.  There are no links so it's not like someone is trying to phish or spam you.  It's a message from the government asking you to do your part by downloading the app for anonymous contact tracing to help control COVID-19 in Canada.  Just be happy you live in a province where the app is actually useful.  I'm in BC and have had it since the day the app was available, but in BC it's not enabled for anyone to enter a positive test result and trigger notifications.  I have no idea why we are lagging so far behind, when we are one of the leading tech provinces in the country.  Go figure.

 

EDIT forgot to say: if you don't like this sms message, just ignore it.


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Mayor / Maire

Re: Did anyone else get this 5124 COVID message from the government?

@srlawren it doesn't upset me it is just an annoyance! That I didn't agree to.

 

I understand providers agreed with Canada to send messages to their customers but I didn't agree to receive this ish.

 

Public Mobile should offer an "OPT OUT" from these types of messages. It's everywhere to download the app if you want. News, Facebook, papers, etc etc. 

 

I don't need texts now also about stupid covid.

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Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Re: Did anyone else get this 5124 COVID message from the government?

@Jb456 I suspect you probably did agree to it, though I'm too lazy to go dig through the terms of service.  You could unsubscribe by cancelling any wireless service.  Or just ignore the message and carry on with your life.  Or better yet: go download the app if you haven't yet.  


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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Did anyone else get this 5124 COVID message from the government?

Public safety is important.. if for some reason you don't want to download the app it's not hard to just ignore the text. 

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Did anyone else get this 5124 COVID message from the government?


@B12 wrote:

For curious minds/those who didn't get anything...For curious minds/those who didn't get anything...


Try Googling the phone number in the text!!!

 

 

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Did anyone else get this 5124 COVID message from the government?

@LurganIeUk The number is valid. That message is saying someone is calling from what appears to be that number (spoofing). They are warning that it was not them (the government). It's not hard for the bad guys to do. The text message is harmless. The number in the text is harmless to call, it contains Covid 19 info.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Did anyone else get this 5124 COVID message from the government?

I'll go by with what the Canadian Government website says...Fraudulent. 

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