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Old 04-17-2009, 04:21 PM
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Text Scam?

I just got a text message with the words "PLEASE CALL" only. The number was from the same area code as my number. I did a reverse lookup, and the number points to a landline. Think its a scam? I'm debating whether I should call back...
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:28 PM
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Re: Text Scam?

i got these before as they're text messages from landlines, and I rarely get them, unless they're landlines you recognize, then you have nothing to worry about.
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Re: Text Scam?

PM me the number and I'll call them for you. And then pm me your home phone number, cell phone number, and social security number and I'll make sure that they stop texting you

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Re: Text Scam?

Aren't the PLEASE CALL texts when someone who reaches your voicemail has the option to send you a page, and that page is the PLEASE CALL text if they do send you a page?
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:36 PM
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Re: Text Scam?

haha. We had a security issue where someone disguised as my credit union was sending text messages to "verify" our information due to a "recent scam" when they were the scam themselves. If it's not from someone you know, either:

A. Ask them who they are
B. Ignore it, delete it, FAGGEDABOUTIT!
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:53 PM
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Re: Text Scam?

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Aren't the PLEASE CALL texts when someone who reaches your voicemail has the option to send you a page, and that page is the PLEASE CALL text if they do send you a page?
Affirmative. With Sprint if you hit 2 when you reach someones voicemail, it text PLEASE CALL, then the phone number you are calling from or one you provide.
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Re: Text Scam?

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Re: Text Scam?

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Affirmative. With Sprint if you hit 2 when you reach someones voicemail, it text PLEASE CALL, then the phone number you are calling from or one you provide.
So maybe it is legit? Either way, I've decided I'm not going to call. If they really want to talk to me, they can call back or leave a message.
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