It's a text from phone number 9099 (that's what text numbers usually show up as). The text that is written to me says, " customer issue, credit union west service frozen. please call 201 484 8652."
I believe it's some kind of scam, but I haven't called it and don't plan on it either. It's 11:36am Mountain standard time and I received the text at 10:47am.It's a coincidence how many people posted their problem just a few minutes up to an hour earlier than me.
What hapends when you put in a report
Just got off the phone with Sprint and told them to block all short codes. All sprint customers should call and complain as well request the short code block. Hopefully it works
I understand that it is only sprint customers who have this problem. We need to all complain to sprint or cancel our service
Received a message "9099: customer issue, credit union west service frozen. please call at 201-484-8652
I don't have any accounts with credit union west. It appears to be a fishing scam.
I'm with Sprint in AZ and got the same message "customer issue, credit union west service frozen. please call at 201 484 8652". Don't call, SCAM!!!
C/B # 201-484-8652 Rec'd severl text messages from this for Credit Union West. Sprint will not block this!
I am in AZ also and on Spring and recieved the previously mentioned text which was been sent to me twice, once day before yesterday and once yesterday (Dec. 5 and Dec.6) and I have no connection with that firm what so ever. I called that number to tell them to "shove it" but a recording come on asking for 16 digit card number so I just plugged in 1 through 9 and then 1 through 7 and got nothing! Shame someone has to be so stupid as to do this and wish there was some way to block unwanted text messages.
My wife and I have received the same phone number the last week at least 6 times. Call Sprint as this is a breach of our security.
bewildered in AZ
same text message. AZ Sprint. 6th time. 11 time 3 times in 1 day. Can we report to sprint or is there a way to block texts. I don't even text, and don't want to. Do we pay for the text? Could it be a way for the cell phone companies to run up a bill..ok, not by much.
Toni in Tempe
I got exactly the same. Message at about the same time as everyone else. I put a fake 16 digit credit card number. It wanted an expiration date and my 4 digit pin. I tried to get a cust svc rep on the phone. It hung up on me. This is the 2nd time I have received this message on my cell phone
Like everyone else, this text message, "customer issue, credit union west service frozen. please call at 201 484 8652" has come into my phone four times (twice today) and also on my wife's phone. We haven't responded. We're in AZ with Sprint also. Thanks for everyone's posts to confirm this as a scam.
Yes, I just got one too. I'm also on Sprint in AZ.
Crdeit Union West is a real credit union HQed in Phoenix, AZ. I used to have an account but not anymore, obvious scam...
I received the same text as everyone. I've received this or similar texts about a Credit Union west account about 10 times over the past year, also with Sprint. What an idiot scammer this person is--at least use a bank or credit union that a lot of people hold accounts with.
Randee in Phoenix
I just got it too. I'm also on Sprint and in AZ. Any place we can report it to?
ree in phx
Same message here. I'm w/sprint. Is this a scam that is texting Sprint customers or ever cell provider?
Evan in Phoenix
Same here, got mine at 3:27 Mountain Time. I figured it was a scam so I thought I'd check. Hope nobody falls for this. Jersey City, huh? That makes sense...
Arizona Bull Dog
I got the same "Test Message" on my cell phone that came through 10 minutes after I posted an ad on Craigslist. I'm sure that's where scammers are getting their phone numbers from. Text message said "Customer issue, credit union west service frozen please call 201 484 8652.
Luis in Arizona
customer issue, credit union west service frozen. Please call at 2014848652
Did reverse phone lookup and received:
This LANDLINE number is issued by BROADWING COMMUNICATIONS, LLC .
General location: JERSEYCITY/JERSEY CITY, NJ area.
If this was a legitimate Credit Union, a reverse lookup would return the actual business it was issued to. This is the second time I received this same message. It's a SCAM.
I'm contacting BROADWING COMMUNICATIONS, LLC to report it as a scam.
How can this be reported to the authorities to track these crooks down and put them in jail?
My "buddy" 9099 has left me three messeges since 9:30 az time. "customer issue, credit union west service frozen, please call at 201 484 8652."
This is rediculous and has been going on for way too long. Who is selling our numbers to these people?? Where are they getting them from?? Are they tracking our key strokes from our computers?? Why don't we have better security for crap like this?? I need answers....
Same message. This is the 3rd one. I don't intend to call back. Pretty annoyng though.
I received a text exactly the same as all of you @2:11pm. This is the third text from this number.
I just recieved the same exact msg. I called my ph carrier and notified them. They told me it was a scam, and to not respond to any suspicious texts or call the ph # because they can charge your phone when you call ????
I just got the same message. We called from another number with *67, its a recording and asks for your 16-digit credit card number followed by the pound key. There is no operator or anything.
THIS IS A SCAM
It's a scam......
9099 customer issue, credit union west service frozen please call 201 484 8652