This is the message I got today. Funny and ironic as it is I have a loan with towne bank which I paid 10 mins b4 the deadline so I gave this text a 2nd look thinking the payment was late. The fact that its texted gives it away. Any other person hopefully wouldn't even glance at it twice. Hers the message for those of you who want to compare yours. Cheers....firstname.lastname@example.org / / Old Point Financial. Please call us immediately at 1-888-837-3185
regarding recent restriction placed on your account. Thank you.
My mom got that same message on her phone this morning and forwarded it to me. I told her not to reply, and I checked out oldpoint financial on the web. Apparantly they are a legitimate company but they are not the ones sending out the messages (obviously). Are you a T-Mobile customer? Both of us are. I was getting all sorts of messages like that, about a dozen or so a day before I went onto my tmobile online and put up like a thousand filters to stop getting them. After a while they quit coming. Too bad you can't block SMS's from certain numbers just using your phone. That would be awesome.
i got one as well today, and found some fraud warnings online to other messages using the same text. we'll need spam filters for our phones soon.
I recieved a text from 3666:
"email@example.com//Old Point Financial. Please contact us immediately at 1-888-837-3185 regarding recent restriction placed on your account. Thank you."
I have received the same text. I'm amused that they think that I'm going to believe that a bank is contacting me on Sunday, and after 10 pm.
Not only do I NOT work for the SBSD, I am not an account holder at their credit union. I will NOT be calling them back even though I'm sure I could text them back at 3610.
I received a text message to my tmobile phone account as follows (the poor grammar is exact):
Date 1/27/2009 7:51 pm
firstname.lastname@example.org / / San Bernardino School
Employees. Please call us immediately at 1-
888-837-3185 regarding recent restriction placed on your