New text message scam

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Registered: 12-31-1969
New text message scam
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Wed, 07-25-2012 - 1:00am

I keep getting text messages with the same phone number: 1-954-840-8984. IT Has a message attached: Grow Financial FCU alert: Account blocked. Call now to re-activate your  Grow Financial debit card. I looked the number up. They even have a web-site. It's some sort of weird scam.

Please beware. There are many new post about this group. I'm not sure what is true and what is not.

But, I do know, I HAVE NEVER had an account with them.

Gee, why can't the world just be honest & kind.

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Wed, 07-25-2012 - 10:40am

>"The recommended steps are the same whether you visit the carriers’ websites, consult the Federal Communications Commission, or read the New York Times. They go like this: 1) Report spam to your carrier by forwarding the offending message to 7726 (that's SPAM on alphanumeric keypads), then copy the phone number it came from and send that along as well. 2) Report the spam to the FCC. 3) Tell your wireless carrier to block messages from the Internet. 4) Have your carrier block messages from the specific phone numbers that are spamming you."<

Above from article....

Hell Phone Is there any way to stop the scourge of text message spam?

 

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2012/04/how_to_stop_text_spam_why_cellphone_spam_is_on_the_rise_and_what_you_can_do_about_it_.single.html

 


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