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Topic # 240539 12-Sep-2018 21:33
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As above. I have just received a scam SMS from 2828. It said - from Westpac, new internal notification And it had a bit.ly link that went to a fake Westpac login page.

My understanding is that you have to have a commercial agreement with a Telco to be able to send SMS from 4 digit numbers. So hopefully someone from the Vodafone fraud team can investigate it.

Posting in the Vodafone forum, as my number is an 021 number (although ported to 2degrees)

I did find a PDF on the Vodafone website that lists those short codes. But 2828 was not listed there.

Update

Have found an email address on the Westpac website for reporting scam emails. So have emailed the message to them as well.

Update 2

Dang, just found out that 2828 is a 2degrees short code, and the provider is
2degrees international A2P

https://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/help-and-
support/mobile/products-and-services/premium-
text-services/

Could the mods please move this post to the 2degrees forum. Thanks.

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  Reply # 2089617 12-Sep-2018 23:58
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@2degreescare

In VodafoneNZ we use to disable the short code very quick # it out on the VSMSC and then contact that short code owner please explain!

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  Reply # 2089837 13-Sep-2018 11:10
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Hi Aredwood 

 

Thanks for the heads up.

 

Can you PM us your number, 4 digit PIN and the time/date you received the text please? We're taking this up with the vendors who are terminating these SMS. 

 

Regards

 

^POB


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 2090011 13-Sep-2018 13:31
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2degreesCare:

Hi Aredwood 


Thanks for the heads up.


Can you PM us your number, 4 digit PIN and the time/date you received the text please? We're taking this up with the vendors who are terminating these SMS. 


Regards


^POB



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