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Thursday 27 September 2012

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

These annoying spammers (and probably scammers) are back, sending out their scummy PPI spam messages from +447568105443

Hi, we think you may be entitled to compensation of up to £3500 from missold PPI on a credit card or loan.
Reply INFO for more info
Reply STOP to quit

I've never been mis-sold PPI, so this is obviously a generic spam. It also looks like an invitation to make a claim even if you're not eligible. And that would be fraud..

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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