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Topic # 64984 27-Jul-2010 07:52
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Hi,

I just received a spam/scam message by text.

"Congratulations your mobile have won US$5.8M for FIFA 2014 Int?l Award. To claim contact Mrs.J.Mcafee via:judym42010@yahoo.com.hk"

The "from" number is simply "+502" which is the same number used for Emirates flight reminders. It makes a bit of sense; Emirates was promoting FIFA this year so the scammer is obviously trying to use that connection to their advantage.

Anyway, how do I report this?

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  Reply # 356893 27-Jul-2010 08:02
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i wouldn't worry about reporting it. its just a text message at the end of the day. its not going to hurt you.
if you have a smart phone you could always install a sms filter so that the phone deletes the message before they even get to your inbox.

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  Reply # 356895 27-Jul-2010 08:12
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To report SPAM SMS is via the DIA website

http://www.dia.govt.nz/

John

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 356896 27-Jul-2010 08:12
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I still think that I should report it; while I can immediately see that it's fake, there are sure to be other people that fall for it. So I'd like to help "nip it in the bud" if I can!

Edit: Thanks John.

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  Reply # 356898 27-Jul-2010 08:18
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Yeah, contact Internal Affairs. Unfortunately if it comes from overseas like more and more are, there isn't a lot they can do. I know a few people who have tried to stop those ones that take $5 or $10 off their credit every couple of days but to no avail. 

Let us know how you get on, I for one would be quite interested.



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  Reply # 356901 27-Jul-2010 08:23
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I've reported it to the DIA, which was easier than expected. I'll keep you all posted on what happens.

In addition, the incoming message is listed in T-World under "recent activity". Do you think I've been charged to receive it?

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