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  #1871995 24-Sep-2017 13:18
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The message:

My name is Satoru Ochiai from Japan,i have business proposal of 20M USD,If interest reply to my email: satoruoc@hotmail.com for details

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  #1871999 24-Sep-2017 13:21
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sonyxperiageek: Mobile Smiles isn't even good value.

 

I only (ab)use it for the 6–10c discount as an alternative to the SmartFuel discount at BP/Caltex. You're right though the reward scheme itself is poor value (giving back only ~1c per litre in my calculations).


 
 
 
 


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  #1872055 24-Sep-2017 14:34
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KiwiSurfer:

 

sonyxperiageek: Mobile Smiles isn't even good value.

 

I only (ab)use it for the 6–10c discount as an alternative to the SmartFuel discount at BP/Caltex. You're right though the reward scheme itself is poor value (giving back only ~1c per litre in my calculations).

 

 

Yeah. If you have a 40 litre tank, you'd have to fill up 7.5 times of 91 in order to get just $5 to use for something.





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  #1872409 25-Sep-2017 12:19
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rendezvous: The message:

My name is Satoru Ochiai from Japan,i have business proposal of 20M USD,If interest reply to my email: satoruoc@hotmail.com for details

 

 

 

I got the exact same message on my (work) Vodafone 021, but from 2605011. 8am yesterday morning, (woke me up!). Didn't get it to my (had for much longer) 2degrees 021 number.

 

 


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  #1872487 25-Sep-2017 14:56
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Hi Guys,

 

Looks like on 2degrees the TXTs originated from CAPMIM rather than a phone number, which is interesting in itself. Not sure how that's done.

 

It would also be good to find a link between the message recipients phone numbers and some event where these were registered. Form the thread it looks like these were all to Voda numbers - 021xxx - don't know if this means the sender was just incrementing a list of numbers starting at 021 000001 or is there is a common event linking these.

 

All the best, Dan.


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  #1872490 25-Sep-2017 14:59
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I got the message. I am on Vodafone, a 021 number. I haven't registered for any event lately or any website that I would expect a leak from - I don't usually fill the phone number in a profile.





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  #1872593 25-Sep-2017 17:02
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My number is a 9-digit (i.e. 021 3xx xxx) number. Wonder if this only targeted the 9-digit numbers, missing the 10/11-digit numbers?


 
 
 
 


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  #1872725 25-Sep-2017 21:19
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I got the Japanese one too. I'm collecting all the money - you lot missed out :-D


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  #1872749 25-Sep-2017 22:00
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awww i missed out on the spam on both my numbers!

 

 

 

10digit on both VF and Spark





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  #1873384 26-Sep-2017 22:39
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Wait, what ?  https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/97260380/text-spam-routed-through-firm-that-runs-textspam-reporting-service


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  #1876512 3-Oct-2017 09:12
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My wife received one this morning, this time a bitcoin related one

 

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