iPhone TEXT Scam?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by macswitcha2, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. macswitcha2 macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2008
    I just got a text that reads, "SunEastF.C.U. Account Blocked Alert. For more information call us at 1-877-280-5298. Thank You."

    It came from 8772805298@suneast.net

    Has anyone received this text before?

    Well, according to https://www.suneast.org/site/idtheftemails.html, its a scam. Yet, I'm also suspicious about the website. I'm not forwarding anything.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
  3. AbSoluTc macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2008
    I don't understand these threads.

    1 - Call att FIRST
    2 - NEVER EVER EVER EVER GIVE OUT PERSONAL INFO TO ANYONE YOU DON'T KNOW. PERIOD. It does NOT take a genius to figure that out.
    3 - If you have to ask if it's a scam - ITS A SCAM!
  4. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

    May 11, 2008
    You found one source saying its a scam. Its a scam.
    Why would you be 'suspicious' about the website? That doesn't make any sense.
    'Oh they are saying its a scam when its really not!'
    What possible benefit could come from that?
  5. macswitcha2 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2008

    Use your head, the text has the web address, people go to the web address and the web address says forward the text to them....

    It just seems suspicious and the look of the website looks cheesy...
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
  7. greenpaz macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2009
    What would an AT&T representative in Bangalore possibly know about this? When I have a question about something, I find that people on the macrumors site are infinitely more helpful -- and a lot easier to reach.
  8. DipDog3 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2002
    I called the number and it is just a message that says:

    "This number has been disabled. Thanks for calling."
  9. kicko macrumors 65816

    Aug 26, 2008
    Do you even belong to that credit union? would they even have your cell number? Do you think they would text you if theres an issue, rather then a professional phone call?


    unless its some new hip C.U. that texts, i highly doubt
  10. curly14 macrumors regular


    Jun 11, 2009
  11. FXT 1 macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2009
  12. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

    May 11, 2008
    The message you left doesn't give the website ... it just came from a spoofed address.

    Yes, they want you to forward them scam texts/emails/etc so they know what to look out for.

    If it was a 'scam' website too, why the hell would they tell you that its a scam on the site?
  13. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    Check Sun East FCU

    they have a msg about this scam or Fraud and yes never post possible frauds email or phone numbers you are only adding them.

    I say fraud scammer as was asked before do you belong to this credit union. I get emails all the time telling me to check my bank acct and log in only I don't belong to that bank. :rolleyes:

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