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Topic # 56129 12-Jan-2010 21:04
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My wife's 027 phone (work phone) just recieved a text message

"Am Greg. A solicitor & a personal attorney. I need your assistant in a business partnership worth US$28million. Contact me for more details on ****live.com"

(email removed...)

The email address wrong... so doubt they'll get many contacts. :)  Came from number 502 (a short code? or faked number?)

Don't reply or email, it's quite obvious a scam... though it would be nice to have some $$s right now :)




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  Reply # 289438 12-Jan-2010 21:33
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If you PM me your wifes phone number (and the date/time she got the message) I'll get someone to see where this message came from and see if this was a one off or a bigger problem.

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  Reply # 289446 12-Jan-2010 21:44
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Done.




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  Reply # 289686 13-Jan-2010 15:45
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Just to update you, we have contacted the international provider who sent us these messages to deal with this. Hopefully they will identify the source and stop these messages.




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  Reply # 289705 13-Jan-2010 16:36
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If only it was this easy for email...



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  Reply # 289718 13-Jan-2010 16:59
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Thanks NealR. Top Effort!





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  Reply # 290884 18-Jan-2010 13:46
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Just to close this off. The source of the SPAM has been found by a foreign SMS integrator who have in turn appologised for allowing this traffic through their network.

Neal




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