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prize text message scam or not

  • 25 September 2020
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I receive an email with this message (Big News, Mobile Customer Tag # TM7883 you won the  $113 mobile carrier jackpot giveaway! Claim now: https://bit.ly/3kOyfse stop). The link looks official but it's still concerning because it it to pay shipping and handling. Any thoughts to this link?


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Looks like a scam to me. Why would you need to pay shipping and handling for a check?

Userlevel 6
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It looks like a scam to me as well.  What e-mail address does it come from?  

I just got this text message…

 

Mega Rewards, Wireless Customer Tag # TM5442 you won the  $111 wireless carrier monthly giveaway! Go now: https://bit.ly/36fLMVw reply2stop

 

Pretty sure it’s a scan

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I just got this text message…

 

Mega Rewards, Wireless Customer Tag # TM5442 you won the  $111 wireless carrier monthly giveaway! Go now: https://bit.ly/36fLMVw reply2stop

 

Pretty sure it’s a scan

It is a scam! 

Just got same message, I never win anything so I know it’s a SCAM, lol.

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I’ll bet you a $3 bill that it’s genuine. :wink:

I clicked the link and got a prepaid card for 112 in 3 days.

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I clicked the link and got a prepaid card for 112 in 3 days.


Good luck.

I did everything it asked of me. Then, after I put all my information in to pay for shipping, it claimed I had insufficient funds. I also got a fraud alert from my bank. Now, I'm worried about my money! Should have known it was too good to be true!

Just got the same text! It is 100% a scam. I know someone entered all of there info and a few days later had all of the money in there bank account taken out. Also found out several credit cards had been opened! Please use caution before entering any personal info into any unknown links!! Good luck everyone!!

Oh this is for sure a scam I get them all the time I just block the number. 

First  of all it said you won $113 and when u go to the link it says you won something completely different like an IPhone. Wtf! I thought I was claiming money lol! Dnt let them fool ya!

 

Ps. Watch The social dilemma on Netflix 

I just got this one:

Boo!, TM Mobile Customer #223577 You won the $101+ TM-Mobile "Beware Of The Monsters" jackpot! Claim prize now: https://bit.ly/315A3W7 stopisopt-out

Definitely a scam.

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TM should notify every customer, via text, this is a scam.  OTH, if someone is stupid enuf to fall for this scam - they’ll just fall for another similar one.

Definitely a scam. Hopefully you do not click the link, if you did make sure you do a malware clean on your device and ensure you have your lookout premium active (it's free with T-Mobile service), then change your passwords to your apps. You may also have to alert your bank because if you logged in and you were hacked they may have your info.

You can also report the scam txt to FTC

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov 

Good luck

My wife just got a similar scam text and it came from TS mobile not t mobile. Blocked and reported.

Got my text a few minutes ago and started to check the internet to see if this was legit.  A scam like I thought.

"Paranormal Rwds, TM Wireless CX #254002 You WON the $112+ TM-Mobile "Hocus Pocus" jackpot! Choose rwd here: https://bit.ly/3lK77ee Stopisstop"

just got this an hr ago.  Don’t fall for it peeps.

WHY can't these criminals be stopped?!

 

After it has you do the survey it brings you this site. This is not t mobile!!!! My husband won Panera bread credit once and im pretty sure it told him on the Tuesday app. 

 

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