Cell phone scam?
January 15, 2011 8:13 AM Subscribe
Why am I getting spammed by weird British text messages? I am not British!
posted by Omnomnom to technology (11 answers total)
Since Christmas I have gotten four text messages, each from a different British number. I'm posting them here verbatim.
This has never happened before (not in German and certainly not in English), I don't own a British number. What the hell is going on and how do I stop it?
25. December (+44 7786....): Hey charlton. Merry Christmas to you and the Walker Clan. We got our share of snow here! it dropped to -10 would you believe! Have a good one! Rudy
1. January (+44 7837...): 4estita Nova Godina! Nmogo sdrave i kasmet prez novate 2011
10. January (+44 7960...): Salam akhi, Nsilisiniz? Hope all is tamam! I sent the quram to your cousin, with a general book on deen. Make duas ve selamlarimla.
15. January (+44 7983 868617): Hurray!!!Your Mobile number has won £500,000 Pounds in the Ongoing uk-nokia Jackpot,for claims contact us via Email: email@example.com Tel+447045700209
Is all of it a huge scam or just the last one? Am I on some kind of British spam me list? I want out!