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#223332 24-Sep-2017 09:29
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Hi,

I’ve received a spam text from 5566, the first time in ages thankfully. I know Spark can’t work out if texts are genuine or not. My question, how do these service numbers work? Could a genuine business also use 5566 later on? I can block the number, but I don’t want to miss a real text later on.

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  #1871865 24-Sep-2017 10:28
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Interestingly I also got one of these, haven't had anything from 5556 before.


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  #1871873 24-Sep-2017 10:46
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There are spam messages on VF this morning from 2605018


 
 
 
 


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  #1871875 24-Sep-2017 10:47
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I got that, something about Japanese business. I just deleted it.


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  #1871877 24-Sep-2017 10:48
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rendezvous: Hi,

I’ve received a spam text from 5566, the first time in ages thankfully. I know Spark can’t work out if texts are genuine or not. My question, how do these service numbers work? Could a genuine business also use 5566 later on? I can block the number, but I don’t want to miss a real text later on.

 

5566 is a genuine number linked to Mobil according to the official short code list the telco's publish.

 

 


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  #1871880 24-Sep-2017 10:55
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Vodafone and Spark users received it. Lots of them. Either from the shortcodes or the long number. Again telcos fail to prevent spam but lock people from using legitimate services like Clickatell for business under the "we do this to stop spam".




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  #1871881 24-Sep-2017 10:56
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timmmay:

 

I got that, something about Japanese business. I just deleted it.

 

 

 

 

Yep, got the same one


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  #1871885 24-Sep-2017 11:05
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My name is Satoru Ochiai from Japan,i have business proposal of 20M USD,If interest reply to my email: satoruoc@h##mail.com for details


Came from "CAPMIM" not a number to my 021 on 2degrees

 
 
 
 


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  #1871890 24-Sep-2017 11:22
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Received some spam via Vodafone on 2605018 this morning at 8AM.
Offering me 20M US from Japan! 


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  #1871906 24-Sep-2017 12:10
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I got one this morning as well from 2605018 on my Vodafone number offering me 20 million US from Japan

 

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  #1871909 24-Sep-2017 12:13
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sbiddle:

rendezvous: Hi,

I’ve received a spam text from 5566, the first time in ages thankfully. I know Spark can’t work out if texts are genuine or not. My question, how do these service numbers work? Could a genuine business also use 5566 later on? I can block the number, but I don’t want to miss a real text later on.


5566 is a genuine number linked to Mobil according to the official short code list the telco's publish.


 



Oh well that’s interesting as I just registered my (stupid) Mobil Smiles card a couple of days ago. I was required to provide my phone number.

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  #1871924 24-Sep-2017 12:27
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I just registered for mobil smiles as well

 

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  #1871928 24-Sep-2017 12:34
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Linux:

 

I just registered for mobil smiles as well

 

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Not me, but I got the text on my 021X number


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  #1871986 24-Sep-2017 13:07
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rendezvous:
sbiddle:

 

rendezvous: Hi,

I’ve received a spam text from 5566, the first time in ages thankfully. I know Spark can’t work out if texts are genuine or not. My question, how do these service numbers work? Could a genuine business also use 5566 later on? I can block the number, but I don’t want to miss a real text later on.

 

 

 

5566 is a genuine number linked to Mobil according to the official short code list the telco's publish.

 

 

 

 

 



Oh well that’s interesting as I just registered my (stupid) Mobil Smiles card a couple of days ago. I was required to provide my phone number.

 

What did the message say? Was it related to Mobil?

 

 


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  #1871991 24-Sep-2017 13:11
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scottjpalmer:
My name is Satoru Ochiai from Japan,i have business proposal of 20M USD,If interest reply to my email: satoruoc@h##mail.com for details


Came from "CAPMIM" not a number to my 021 on 2degrees

 

Same here for my 021 number ported to 2degrees. Same number has also been signed up to Mobil Smiles. Interesting...


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Mobile Smiles isn't even good value.




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