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Author Topic: CELL PHONE SCAMMING  (Read 6655 times)
N9LCD
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« on: November 17, 2012, 09:00:29 AM »

Now that the Nigerian fraud squad apparently has been "chased" off the internet, they've taken to cell phones.  Get a load of this one:

"mobile1winner11@gmail.com // Your Mobile No Has Won ?750,000.00/Contact Dr.John Mbeki With / REF:/7417152
Email:supperrlotto649@gmail.com
Tel:+447045758316"

If this ain't a scam, then I don't know what it is.

And to top it off, I get charged by my carrier for receiving a text message!!!!

FECES!

N9LCD
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K1ZJH
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2012, 09:24:53 PM »

That really sucks.
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KA1J
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2012, 10:43:59 PM »

It does suck on many levels. Get service with Straight Talk from WallyWorld, less than $50/month and unlimited everything.

& I just got a few texts from a scammer two days ago. Bastards.

KA1J
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K1CJS
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 04:53:00 AM »

That's simple to protect against.  When you get notice that you have a text message, usually you have to 'accept' the message to read it.  Simply don't accept any message that you don't know the sender of.
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AA4PB
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 09:55:17 AM »

We got rid of our AT&T cell phones when the contract expired for exactly that reason. We don't do texting and don't want to so we didn't purchase the service. Every so often someone would send us a text message and not only did we get billed the few cents for the message, but also a $10 service fee for that months text service. The AT&T rep said there was nothing we could do about it except to sign up for text service - but that meant we'd get billed the service fee every month.

Off to Wal Mart for a pre-paid track phone.
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W4WXT
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 02:45:57 PM »

That's what I did! Straighttalk works justttt fine without the cost of all the "must have add-ons"
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