On 3/27/12 at 9:04 PM I received a Mobile Spam text on my cell phone from 201-912-1185 with this SCAM message;
” Apple is looking for people to Test & Keep the new iPhone5! But only the 1st 1000 users that goto iphone5test.co and enter BETA will Receive it!
#1. My phone is unlisted and on the Do Not Call List so the person who sent this text BROKE THE LAW by calling me.
#2. Apple is NOT looking for people to Test & Keep iPhone5 so that text is FALSE and a SCAM.
#3. “only the 1st 1000 users” is CLEARLY a FALSE statement and is in reality a marketing scare tactic to trick people into going to the spammers website and entering what ever information the spammer wants.
The object of the spammer is to get people to go to iphone5test.co and enter their email address so this Internet Marketer can send the victims endless SPAM advertisements. Or if he’s an affiliate for a CPA offer he’ll get paid for EACH email address entered.
If you vist the website, iphone5test.co you’ll see this notice which is barely visible
” prizecenterdirect.us business model includes participating in affiliate network programs and other co-marketing partnerships to promote our site. We reserve the right to share with 3rd parties the information we collect on this site for any purpose.”
The SPAMMER who sent this text to me and other people violated United States Laws by contacting people who’s phone number’s are on the Do Not Call List. They also made false statements by claiming Apple is looking for people to “Test & Keep the new iPhone5″.
The person who sent this text was hoping to make a lot of money, but they TEXTED THE WRONG PERSON.
I’m filing a complaint with a PHOTO of the text they sent me to the Federal Trade Commission, the Do Not Call Registry and to my State’s Attorney General’s office.
DON’T REWARD THIS SPAMMER. DON’T enter anything at this Mobile Spammer’s web site.
Also, don’t enter your phone number in the “Unsubscribe” box. This will only confirm that the phone number you enter received their text and is a working number. Remember, you didn’t “subscribe” to this spammer’s list in the first place. He broke the law by spamming you.
Report him to the Do Not Call Registry at https://complaints.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx?panel=2
and The Federal Trade Commission at https://econsumer.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
and The Internet Crime Center at http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx
and to your State Attorney General’s Office.
Get the spammers Cell Phone account Terminated. You can find out the name of the Cell Phone or PCS Carrier by using the tool at this site: http://www.telcodata.us/search-area-code-exchange-detail
After you find the name of the carrier, call the carrier and tell them how someone from phone number xxx-xxx-xxxx sent you a mobile text advertisement.
Here’s the FACTS about Mobile Phone spam… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_phone_spam
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