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Is this a scam ?

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Mobiles
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paul2468paul2468 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Mobiles
This just came tru on my mobile........FREEMSG: Our records indicate you may be entitled to 3750 pounds for the accident you had. To claim for free reply with CLAIM to this msg .To opt out text STOP.

It came from +447926016148

Dont know nothing about this what should i do ?
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  • reduxredux Forumite
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    Of course it's a scam. Ignore it. Or complain to Ofcom and others to see if they can make more of an effort against these would-be fraudsters.

    There's a thread about these coming from mainly Vodafone numbers so far, but that number was originally on O2, though the actual message sending was a third party provider (shown by the +44)
  • st999st999 Forumite
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    Have you had an accident recently?

    No?

    Scam

    Stan
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  • Yes, definite scam.
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  • ShoSho Forumite
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    Defo Scam...
  • paul2468 wrote: »
    This just came tru on my mobile........FREEMSG: Our records indicate you may be entitled to 3750 pounds for the accident you had. To claim for free reply with CLAIM to this msg .To opt out text STOP.

    It came from +447926016148

    Dont know nothing about this what should i do ?

    @Paul2468,

    Same scam different number, check out this thread;

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=2084329
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  • paul2468 wrote: »
    This just came tru on my mobile........FREEMSG: Our records indicate you may be entitled to 3750 pounds for the accident you had. To claim for free reply with CLAIM to this msg .To opt out text STOP.

    It came from +447926016148

    Dont know nothing about this what should i do ?


    hey paul, can you double check if you havent be charged a premium rate for receiving that text.
    i know people who have received texts claiming to be a "freemsg" and end up being charged £1.50!
  • i got this one today from +447767073747 (07767073747) gits! i better not have been charged to receive this.
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  • pacman57pacman57 Forumite
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    This is clearly an ongoing scam... I received the same message at 13:46 on 24-5-10, from +447867632202 namely:
    "FREEMSG: Our records indicate you may be entitled to 3750 pounds for the accident you had. To claim for free reply with CLAIM to this msg .To opt out text STOP"
    I have sent a complaint to my provider, Orange. A call to the number found a Vodaphone message. I have not replied to the text for fear that it may generate a premium rate, but can I be charged a premium rate merely for having received this unwanted text?
  • pacman57 wrote: »
    A call to the number found a Vodaphone message.

    Oops!! Wrong answer!!!

    Check your bill - chances are you've been charged a small fortune just to listen to their recorded message.
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  • you shouldnt get charged for recieving the original txt but dont reply whatever you do .... then you will get charged , as grouch says .. bet they charged for the anserphone message aswell :(
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