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    • 20SmthngSver
    • By 20SmthngSver 21st Oct 19, 10:16 AM
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    PayM - 61 111 SMS
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    • 21st Oct 19, 10:16 AM
    PayM - 61 111 SMS 21st Oct 19 at 10:16 AM
    Just got a text from 61 111 saying someone tried paying money into my account, text stop to opt out.

    I googled it and PayM returned in several results, but I'm not signed up to it. I don't see why anyone would be sending me money. Is it a scam SMS?
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    • IanSt
    • By IanSt 21st Oct 19, 10:39 AM
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    • 21st Oct 19, 10:39 AM
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    • 21st Oct 19, 10:39 AM
    Just got a text from 61 111 saying someone tried paying money into my account, text stop to opt out.

    I googled it and PayM returned in several results, but I'm not signed up to it. I don't see why anyone would be sending me money. Is it a scam SMS?
    Originally posted by 20SmthngSver
    Does sound very much like the beginning of a scam, especially given that you're not signed up to them.

    No doubt they'll be hoping that there'll be someone with PayM who'll just click on it, and then the scam starts
    • Wellard Mann
    • By Wellard Mann 21st Oct 19, 3:00 PM
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    • 21st Oct 19, 3:00 PM
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    • 21st Oct 19, 3:00 PM
    I had the same text a few days ago. Googled it and apparently 61111 is a genuine PayM number but as I'm not signed up for PayM I assumed it was a scam so ignored the message. Nobody owes me any money anyway and if they did I can't see them using PayM.
    • rawhammered
    • By rawhammered 21st Oct 19, 3:47 PM
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    • 21st Oct 19, 3:47 PM
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    • 21st Oct 19, 3:47 PM
    inbound numbers are often spoofed. dont rely on them to come from the people they are purporting to be.
    • colsten
    • By colsten 21st Oct 19, 5:34 PM
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    • 21st Oct 19, 5:34 PM
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    • 21st Oct 19, 5:34 PM
    If you aren't registered for PayM, you cannot receive a genuine PayM payment advice.

    https://paym.co.uk/received-a-text/
    • sausage_time
    • By sausage_time 21st Oct 19, 7:04 PM
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    • 21st Oct 19, 7:04 PM
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    • 21st Oct 19, 7:04 PM
    From the FAQ on the site:
    The person you are sending your Paym payment to will need to be registered for the service with their bank or building society. If they’re not registered we’ll send them a text with details of how to sign up for Paym.You will need to find another way to pay them until they sign up. More information about the text message we send them can be found here.
    So it could be legit. Or someone has the wrong number. Or a scam, but I can't see how - the sample message does not include a link - did the one you received have one?
    • 20SmthngSver
    • By 20SmthngSver 21st Oct 19, 7:25 PM
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    • 21st Oct 19, 7:25 PM
    No link.

    Just says if you want to opt out then text STOP.

    No one I know should be sending me money though.
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