Help Identify this scam

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by lostngone, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. lostngone macrumors 65816

    lostngone

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    #1
    I got two of these messages about an hour apart. Not exactly worded the same but similar nonsensical speech and strange characters. Is this some type of exploit or a redirect scam to get me to send “yes” to some other service?
    The number doesn’t even look valid?
     

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  2. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    #2
    Number needn't look valid. It's a spoofed number. It's junk.
     
  3. Gutwrench Contributor

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    #3
    It’s legit. Reply with your bank account number, username, and password.
     
  4. shinji macrumors 65816

    shinji

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    #4
    I think it's just poorly-made spam, not an exploit.
     
  5. chown33 macrumors 604

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    I say a∆¿YESa∆¿ to this answer;;
     
  6. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    #6
    You forgot social security number
     
  7. Gutwrench Contributor

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    Agreed. Curious minds want to know!
     
  8. lostngone thread starter macrumors 65816

    lostngone

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    I don’t think with a standard text message there is a way for them to know if it made it to a valid number or not? Otherwise I would say they were just trying to build a list of valid numbers to sell or send spam to in the future.
     
  9. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Nah, the tools they use just send out mass SMS.
     

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