iPhone TEXT Scam?

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  1. macswitcha2 macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
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  3. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    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

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    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

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    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...
     
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  7. greenpaz macrumors member

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    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

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    I called the number and it is just a message that says:

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

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    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?

    SCAM

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

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  12. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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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