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Topic # 191634 11-Feb-2016 09:26
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I just received an odd text on my phone

 

Its from "798" and it says "+[removed] wants u to call them."

 

I'm thinking this is dodgy. If they want to talk to me and have my number why not just ring?

 

Has anyone else received a weird text like this?

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1490165 11-Feb-2016 09:32
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Yeah, they want you to call. So you'll be fleeced at some premium rate call charge.


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  Reply # 1490167 11-Feb-2016 09:32
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http://help.vodafone.co.nz/app/answers/detail/a_id/24520/~/how-to-use-callme

 

 

 

if the number does not look like one you know.......






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  Reply # 1490169 11-Feb-2016 09:38
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The wording of kiwifidget's message doesn't match the Vodafone article. It could be some sort of scam, seemingly coming from 798 to make it appear more legitimate (just a guess, but a possibility).


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  Reply # 1490174 11-Feb-2016 09:45
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I can't think of any situation where I would respond to a message like this.

 

Friends and family would send a real text.  Potential clients tend to call and leave voicemail messages or email.


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  Reply # 1490175 11-Feb-2016 09:45
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I would ignore it.





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  Reply # 1490179 11-Feb-2016 09:51
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I wont call the number but also just wanted to give a heads up about it.

 

Is Vodafone able to put measures in place to prevent their network being used in this way, once they know about it?





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  Reply # 1490182 11-Feb-2016 09:54
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In my experience I generally receive the vodafone call back messages from trade me buyers after I have sold something. Sold anything on trade me lately?

They generally don't have enough prepay credit to ring...




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  Reply # 1490183 11-Feb-2016 09:57
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hairy1: In my experience I generally receive the vodafone call back messages from trade me buyers after I have sold something. Sold anything on trade me lately?

They generally don't have enough prepay credit to ring...

 

Not sold, but I did buy something yesterday, and that is not the sellers number.





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I would ignore it; even if I had sold or bought something on trademe, they can email me if they want me to ring them.


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  Reply # 1490219 11-Feb-2016 10:27
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@kiwifidget it's a VodafoneNZ ' Callme ' SMS

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/mobile/apps-services/

Maybe the 021 number is Prepay and has no credit / minutes



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  Reply # 1490222 11-Feb-2016 10:30
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That is legit, should probably remove the number in OP.






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  Reply # 1490223 11-Feb-2016 10:30
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okay the number you posted comes back to this person [removed Facebook link]

 

 








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  Reply # 1490225 11-Feb-2016 10:32
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phantomdb:

 

okay the number you posted comes back to this person https://www.facebook.com/colleen.poharama/about?section=contact-info&pnref=about

 

 

 

 

Well I certainly don't know that person. I must be a wrong number.





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kiwifidget:

 

phantomdb:

 

okay the number you posted comes back to this person [removed Facebook link]

 

 

Well I certainly don't know that person. I must be a wrong number.

 



Then delete the SMS clearly they got the wrong number or you have a secret admirer now




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  Reply # 1490227 11-Feb-2016 10:34
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johnr: @kiwifidget it's a VodafoneNZ ' Callme ' SMS

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/mobile/apps-services/

Maybe the 021 number is Prepay and has no credit / minutes


 

Is that the actual wording VF uses. "U" instead of "you" and nothing to indicate whether the text is legit or not?





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