Monday, 23 July 2012

"Hi, we think you may be entitled to compensation.." SMS spam

The PPI claim spammers are back again, this time using the throwaway number of +447969662555

Hi, we think you may be entitled to compensation of up to £3500 from missold PPI on a credit card or loan.
Reply PPI for more info
Reply STOP to opt out
Obviously they think nothing of the sort and are just randomly spamming, even to mobile phone numbers registered with TPS. Given that their pitch is based on a lie, it's likely that the whole outfit it some sort of scam in any case.

If you get one of these, you should forward the spam and the sender's number to your carrier. In the came of T-Mobile, O2 and Orange the number to report to is 7726 ("SPAM"). Vodafone customers should use 87726 ("VSPAM") and Three customers should use 37726 ("3SPAM"). Hopefully the carriers will act if there are enough complaints.

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