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Author Topic: Spam or Scam?  (Read 2204 times)

Peter

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Spam or Scam?
« on: January 31, 2011, 02:28:57 PM »

I received the text printed below today and wonder is it Scam or Spam?  And how did the sender get my mobile number?
I shall delete it after I've read any replies.

Peter

FREEMSG: Our records indicte you may be entitled to 3750 pounds for the Accident you had.
To claim for free reolywith YES to stop this msg. To opt out text STOP
31 Jan 2011 10:42
From:+447760650200
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Re: Spam or Scam?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011, 02:37:02 PM »

Indeed, spam or scam. I would think spam.
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Re: Spam or Scam?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011, 02:37:31 PM »

Hi Peter,

I get those from time to time (O2 mobile)..Don't even reply to them,once you send STOP,then they no someone is at the end of their texts and you will just get bombarded with more texts,just delete it. ;)

Scam or spam......take your pick,certainly isn't genuine,probably ambulance chasers
« Last Edit: January 31, 2011, 02:42:28 PM by UncleUB »
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Re: Spam or Scam?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011, 02:50:23 PM »

Ambulance chasers probably, as Phil says.
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Re: Spam or Scam?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011, 04:45:33 PM »

Many thanks everyone, I have now deleted the text, and I did not reply to it.

Regards,

Peter
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Re: Spam or Scam?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011, 08:58:40 AM »

Peter,   remember to delete your number as well  !  ......  :) 
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Re: Spam or Scam?
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2011, 06:51:38 PM »

Hi
I think this is another

Received text
"The government has introduced a debt settlement agency this means that people struggling with debt can have it wiped off. to apply text ok.2 stop txt stop

its gone

Regards Jeff
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