When internet fraudsters impersonate a business to trick you into giving out your personal information, it’s called phishing. The Federal Trade Commission Act authorizes this information collection for purposes of managing online comments.
Don't reply to email, text, or pop-up messages that ask for your personal or financial information. You can file a complaint about the messages with the ftc at ftc.gov/complaint. (the person that I sent the email doesn't have my phone number? Comments and user names are part of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) public records system, and user names also are part of the FTC’s computer user records system.
If you didn't authorize any premium text message services, then you will want to file a claim at ftc.gov/att. I didnt enter any information, I just visited the site. But it showed the the message was sent from my sister's phone, which wasn't working at the time. today I received a text from the number unfamiliar to me but with my local area code.
This was a couple weeks ago, and my device has worked fine. Hi,got a text from "[email protected]" telling me I have won a fifty dollar gift card for taco bell. I assume this is some kind of scam,but using Sprints name? What if you DID click because you thought it was a friend who you know got a new phone number? when I check the text message it immediately started downloading the attachment it came with.
Not sure what to do Just received this text message. Obviously I didn't give out any info but can they do anything if I only called the number? It then provides a link to you, gov/att for information. As part of a lawsuit filed by the FTC against AT&T, AT&T will refund consumers who were billed by third parties without autorization.
I reported the content and sender's phone number to 7726 (SPAM). AT&T is sending out text messages to customers who had premium text message charges added to their bills sometime after January 2009. I was dumb enough to click the link, and it led me to this website to get money fast. I got a text message about some Nike gift card on my phone and saying that I should check out this cool app called appleshock(Can't remember the name) but what really scares me is that the message had the name of a family member saying "--Name" at the end.
You have to click on a link in the email from the Do Not Call registry to complete the registration.
If you don't click on the link in the email, you won't be registered.
once the download was complete the message deleted itself and I've yet to find out what was downloaded even after looking through my downloads which were empty and still empty after the fact.
It seems that for most of those experiencing the problem, there’s no obvious pattern to when it happens, making it mighty hard to identify the cause.
“I had it freeze during/after calls, while using the camera, on a different app,” one user wrote in the forum.
The legitimate Do Not Call registry with the FTC does not ask for your name or address.
If you found a site that is pretending to be the FTC Do Not Call registry, please report it to the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint. Here is another scam and identify theft: The Blue Bird Card by Walmart and American Express has their emblem on the card. NOT ONLY DID THE THIEF GET ME, HE/SHE GOT MY 14 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AS WELL!!! JUST CUZ THEY DON' T HAVE CREDIT YET DOESN' T MEAN THAT SOMEONE WON' T TRY TO STEAL YOUR CHILD' S INFORMATION. I've been getting a lot of texts from with inappropriate messages on it, like "H0p on here so I can flirt with you " (that's an actual one I got) and it's really annoying.