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How to tell if texts to>**phone_number_removed** is premium or included in my goodybag?

Started by: klynchk
On: 16/05/2019 | 00:35
Replies: 4
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by: klynchk
on: 16/05/2019 | 00:35

Hi Giffgaffers

I received the unsolicited message below.

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I checked - https://giffgaff.com/pricing for 0786


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 I don't want to be scammed by these people - I'd appreciate if someone could confirm text to >**phone_number_removed** are included in my goodybag

TIA

 

Kevin

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by: sloz
on: 16/05/2019 | 00:46
@klynchk
Hi, an 078600 number is a standard uk mobile and included in a goodybag allowance
But
You should never reply to a normal mobile number, so ignore it

Did the text arrive from a number starting 078600?
If not what other number or word did it arrive from.?
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by: jaymailsays
on: 16/05/2019 | 01:32

@klynchk 

 

Hi Kevin, it is a fake mobile number, reporting it as spam is pointless as the number is out of service when I test called it.

 

I doubt the reply STOP is genuine.

 

I would ignore it but keep an eye on your balances.

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by: antho16293
on: 16/05/2019 | 06:20
Hello and welcome
Looks a scam.. delete those type of messages and never click the links within them.
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by: jt_21
on: 16/05/2019 | 08:44 edited: 16/05/2019 | 08:45

@klynchk 

Looks to be an ordinary mobile number BUT did the message in the  original text come from a different number? If so report the original number as SPAM

https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Solve-your-questions/What-to-do-if-you-receive-unsolicited-text-me... And do not send anything back to the number stated in the message, it could just confirm that your number is 'live' and open up a can of worms, I doubt you're looking for a new lap top, just IGNORE IT ..... BUT do  keep checks on your giffgaff balance by dialling *100# check to ensure no suspicious amounts are being deducted. 

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