Is this a scam

I received a text thanking me for my business. When I clicked the link it said that I had won a TV. After taking a survey and told me that I have to pay shipping for the TV and asked for my information. Is this a scam?


Best answer by syaoran 31 May 2020, 02:35

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If it seems to be good to be true, it probably is. It sure sounds like a scam to me.

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I've got a better offer - I'll send you a bigger TV.   You'll just need  to pay shipping charges so send me your credit card number.

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Don't forget to follow the steps to forward the spam to our spam team. We're always looking for more examples so we can protect you better.

I received below text about an hour after a call to T-Mobile Support.  Their system must be infected with malware giving out our phone numbers after contacting them.  Note the TS before Mobile.



these are being delivered through the T-Mobile cellular network. Very disappointing that these scams can’t be filtered out.


/ / / 30s Tmobile survey for 100$ credit
Your code is: 32525137


Reply STOP to cancel these texts

Over the past week I am getting at least one or more per day of these messages via SMS.

I too have received the same SMS text message about a T-Mobile survey for a $100 credit several times recently with a code number and a hot link. All I do is delete it and block the number. It's not a legitimate T-Mobile offer so don't fall for it.

I got it today.

I got a message to take a survey and WIN a prize. Oddly enough, I just left a T-Mobile store 15 minutes prior to that. I did the survey and it said I can have ear buds for just 5.00 shipping. I used my c card and received them. Then on my next c card statement had a charge for .44.95. I contacted the go that sent them. They said I didn’t read the fine print that I had to return them in 17 days or less or be charged. WHAT THE HECK IS THE PRIZE?  To buy 5.00 ear buds for 44.95. This is screwing the general public. I will do everything I can to fix this b s. They use the T-Mobile colors so I thought it was legit. Stupid for thinking that.  

I think you’re right that their system is infected with malware. I received a scam text message after installing my new SIM card after the merger with Sprint. I was originally a Sprint customer and this is my first introduction to T Mobile… not impressed so far...

I ordered them and they came with an iphone charger, legit case and when I looked up the serial number, it says “serial number replaced”. However, they work great!

I received a text from Tmobile, which I cannot now find, right after I signed up for Tuesday app. Worded that Tmobile valued me as a customer and if I take survey, I can win a "thank you" prize. I took the survey and was presented with a list of prize options; I chose ear pods because it was early worded that they were a prize and I only pay cost of shipping. I authorized a one-time charge of $9.99 for the shipping and received very cheap, non-branded product a week later. 2-3 weeks afterward, I got an email saying, "your trial period has expired and you have been billed the remaining amount". My credit card statement shows the $9.99 charge plus a $109.88 charge. I'm furious and happy to return unopened pods, but it's difficult dealing with scammers. HELP!


While working through the forced 5g phone upgrade (almost 10 hours of nightmares on the phone and at the store) they tried to add Samsung watches to the deal. They said it was absolutely free. After I pushed them they said that there would be a ten dollar charge. I couldn’t get them to come out and say if it was a reoccurring one. Super shady. They also kept adding taxes and reoccurring but credited payments phones even though the promotion said that there would be non. That’s a sneaky way of locking you in.