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Text Message Scams - "Fortune 500 Company - Earn US$5000" & "Interesting Facts of the Day"

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Text Message Scams - "Fortune 500 Company - Earn US$5000" & "Interesting Facts of the Day"

Scammers are sending out fake automated text or SMS messages like the ones below, to trick their potential victims into sending them their personal information and subscribing to costly SMS or phone services. The recipients of these messages are warned not respond to them, because doing so, will cause them to continuously receive other fake and annoying automated messages.

The recipients of the fake messages are advised to report them to their mobile service providers.

The Fake Automated SMS or Text Messages

  • "hello! my name is Harris and I represent a Fortune 500 company. I would like to interest you in a chance to earn US$5000 a month in the comfort of your own home! if you're interested, give this number a call and we can discuss something!"
  • "Congratulations! You have successfully suscribed to Interesting Facts of the Day! Here is your daily fun fact! A human's cells replace themselves over a span of 7 years. so every 7 years"
  • "Here is your daily fun fact! A human's cells replace themselves over a span of 7 years. So every 7 years you're essentially a clone of yourself! To unsubscribe from Interesting Facts of the Day, please send UNSUB IFOTD "
  • "UNSUB IFOTD Congratulations you have unsubbed from Interesting Facts of the Day. We will be sorry to see you go! We are currently in a phase of survey and testing. Would you like to take part in our surve ? Send YES or NO"
  • "Congratulations you have unsubbed from Interesting Facts of the Day. We will be sorry to see you go! We are currently in a phase of survey and testing. Would you like to take part in our survey? Send YES or NO"
  • "You have selected NO PROBLEM! Thank you for your patience! On a scale of 1 – 10 how would you rate our fun facts? wot?"
  • "You have successfully suscribed to Ways of Twerking with keywords WOT. Our current database only has Miley on it. Would you like a tutorial on the Miley way of Twerking? Reply YES or NO"
  • "You have successfully suscribed to Naughty Otters! Here is your free daily otter picture! to unsubscribe from this service, reply NO OTTERS"
  • "You have successfully in suscribed from naughty otters! Would you like to suscribe to Naughty Dogs?
  • "You have selected NO PROBLEM! Here is your daily naughty dog picture!"
  • "Thank you! You have keyed in the daily secret word ! As a reward we Thank you! You have keyed in the daily secret word ! As a reward we will be providing you with 80 free Naughty Dog pictures for the next 24 hours!"
  • "Congratulations! You have keyed the keyword ham. Here is a picture of sexy ham!"

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Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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