If you receive a blank text message from an unknown – DO NOT REPLY.
Last month I wrote about a bogus Debt Settlement Order Unsolicited Text Message that I received, attempting to target the vulnerable with a shallow offer of debt relief.
The response I had (and am continuing to have) to this is little short of amazing. In a little over two weeks I had over 100 comments, and it became by far the most visited page on this blog.
Many of the responses detailed similar messages, with slight variants and themes, all of which are detailed on the above link.
Then one commenter reported that they had received a blank text from an unrecognised number. Responding ‘Yes?’ to this elicited an usolicited call from…you’ve guessed it…a company offering advice for help with debt.
While you may not feel inclined to respond to a direct offer of this sort of help, a blank message is quite an underhand trick, as it appeals to an idle curiosity in many. I know I’d certainly be tempted.
As in the above post, I would be interested in hearing of any experiences that people have had with this, and of course, the originating numbers/networks if any. These numbers are most important as there is no common phrase that people to search for on the internet.
So let me know…