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Spam statistics 2015

A breakdown of unsolicited commercial TXT messages by industry classification and top five reported TXT scams.

December 2015

Unsolicited commercial TXT messages by industry classification 

Type of spam

Number received

Other Store Based Retail

1
Clothing Retailing 1
 Other Teleco Network Operation
 Fuel Retailing
 Pharmaceutical & Other Store Based Retailing
 Hair Dressing & Beauty Services
 Pubs, Taverns & Bars
Electronic Info Storage Services 1
Recreational Goods Retailing 1
Motor Vehicle Retailing 1
Supermarket & Grocery Stores 1
Tyre Retailing 1
 Gambling Activities

Unsolicited commercial TXT messages by industry classification (XLSX, 40KB)**
Unsolicited commercial TXT messages by industry classification (CSV, 1KB)

Top 5 reported TXT scams

Top 5 reported TXT scams

  • Account notification http ://bnz-mobile .net
  • Account notification received http ://bnzaccount .com
  • BNZ MobileBank Internal message received http ://bnz-mobile .net
  • Dear banking customer, Please verify your mobile identity http ://bnzaccount .com
  • Dear banking customer, Your account is currently locked. Please verify your identity http ://bnzaccount .com
  • Dear BNZ Customer, You are eligible to receive a tax refund of 2105.70 $ http ://taxrefund.bnz.center
  • Dear BNZ customer, You have received a notification http ://bnzaccount .com
  • Dear BNZ Customer, You have received an internal notification. Http ://www.bnz-mobile .net
  • New message received http ://bnzaccount .com
  • You have a tax refund in pending http ://mobile.bnz.center
  • You have received a new message http ://taxrefund.bnz.center
  • Dear Customer, You have received a notification http ://westpac-mobile .net
  • Dear customer, You have received an internal notification http ://westpac-mobile .net
  • erika191 @ panet.rs Your PhoneNumber won £850, 000.00 in the RedBull Promotions.For claim, send an email to info.redbull1 @ gmail.com
  • erika191 @ panet.rs Your PhoneNumber won 850, 000.00GBP in the RedBull Promotions.For claim, send an email to info.redbull1 @ gmail.com
  • RE: Gift: Donation was made to you by Mr. Bernard Arnault. Reply to his email bernardarnult @ 163.com for details

Top 5 reported TXT scams (XLSX, 25KB)**
Top 5 reported TXT scams (CSV, 2KB)

November 2015

Unsolicited commercial TXT messages by industry classification 

Unsolicited commercial TXT messages by industry classification

Type of spam

Number received

Supermarket & Grocery

12

Legitimate

10

Other Auto Repair

2

Other Personal Services

2

Gambling

1

Other Interest Services

1

Rec Goods Retailing

1

Travel Services

1

Top 5 reported TXT scams

Top 5 reported TXT scams

RedBull scam:

  • erika191@panet.rs Your PhoneNumber won 850, 000.00 GBP in the RedBull Promotions. To claim, send an email to info redbull7 @ gmail com

ANZ scam:

  • ANZ New Zealand disabled your account. Follow the link to resolve the situation: http // bit.do / anznz

Auction/sale scams:

  • Hello is your vehicle still for sale? kindly advice on the present condition and the final price to my email at . Annawigg00 @ gmail.com
  • I want to know if your Car is still available for sale ? Kindly email me on: traccy hill3 @ gmail com as this is urgent. Thank you
  • Hi, I am interested in buying your Car listed on Autotrader. What's your best price? Kindly reply via my email monicacook44 @ hotmail.com
  • Please message if your vehicle on trademe is still available. Duxpaul4 @ gmail.com as this is urgent. Thank You
  • l will like to know if your Boat is still for sale? if yes reply me on (villyjorgensen @ hotmail com)
  • Hi, I want to know if your Bike is still available for sale ? Kindly email me on: traccy.hill @ gmail.com as this is urgent. Thank you
  • Hello,Do you still have your Boat posted on trademe.co.nz for sale? Please get back to me at: michellekelly 245 @ hotmail.com
  • Hi, I want to know if your Car is still available for sale ? Kindly email me on: dowellashly9 @ gmail.com as this is urgent. Thank you
  • inquiring if your vehicle on trademe is still for sale. pls send details more to duxpaul4 @ gmail.com.
  • Hello, i am texting to know if your vehicle on trademe is still for sale, plz email susanallany @ gmail.com as this is urgent

Ref: TR/NZ-387 scam:

  • Thanks to earn five hundred thousand dollars in this year's mobile cloud, Send REF No. TR/NZ-387 to e-mail: processingdepartment11 @ gmail.com for more details

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal scam:

  • Ur mobile +64 was nominated in Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal charity donation, send Name, Age, Country to princealwaledbintalal @ gmail.com for more info to claim

Friend video scam:

  • Get that text app so we may chat http :// 14m .friendvideo .net / ByX

 

October 2015

The Electronic Messaging Compliance Unit provides statistical information about TXT spam and scam complaints forwarded to the short code 7726.

Unsolicited commercial TXT messages by industry classification

Unsolicited commercial TXT messages by industry

Top 5 reported TXT scams

Top 5 suspected scam/fraud messages by campaign and SMS content

Three versions of the BNZ scam:
Hello BNZ Busines Customer. Verify your Mobile phone Number. http ://bnz. online
New message received. BNZ Business MobileBanking Login: http ://m-bnz .com
New message received from BNZ Business Support. Login to BNZ Business MobileBanking: http ://m-bnz .com

Two versions of the Partner in Profits TXT scam:
Hello, This Is Your Personal Invitation To Become Our 97% Partner In Profits. People Are Earning $1,500 Daily! Watch This Video >>> http ://defended .eu/wlws
Secret reviled. A money making machine just got exposed over the internet. Check now>> http ://defended. eu/de6r

Two versions of the Redbull lottery scam:
erika191 @ panet.rs Your PhoneNumber won £850, 000.00 in the RedBull Promotions.For claim, send an email to info.redbull7 @ gmail.com
erika191 @ panet.rs Your PhoneNumber won 850, 000.00 GBP in the RedBull Promotions. To claim, send an email to info.redbull7 @ gmail.com

And from the same email address as above, the following Guinness scam:
erika191 @ panet.rs Your PhoneNumber won $1,500, 000.00 in the GUINNESS Promotions.For claim, send an email to dr.guinness @ dr.com

True Move Thai scam:
Thanks to earn five hundred thousand dollars in this year's mobile cloud, Send REF No. TR/NZ-6491387 to e-mail: truemovepromotion @ gmail.com for more details
(other emails in the same campaign were : info @ truemovemobile.dx.am and processingdepartment003 @ gmail.com)

p497576457 scam:
576457 @ ntamar.net Your Nomination You have been nominated. Reply strictly from your email address to: p497576457 @ outlook.co.id for more details --- This ema

September 2015

The Electronic Messaging Compliance Unit provides statistical information about TXT spam and scam complaints forwarded to the short code 7726.

Unsolicited commercial TXT messages by industry classification

Graph showing unsolicited commercial TXT messages by industry

  • Unsolicited commercial TXT messages by industry classification (XLSX, 13KB)**
    Unsolicited commercial TXT messages by industry classification (CSV, 1KB)

Top 5 reported TXT scams

Graph showing top 5 suspected scam/fraud messages by campaign and SMS content

  • erika191 @ panet.rs Your PhoneNumber won 850, 000.00 GBP in the RedBull Promotions.For claim, send an email to info_redbull @ yahoo.co.nz
  • We deactivated your account. Log in now and follow instructions to activate your account: http :/ /bit. do/ ANZ_Activate

The following scams are all for the same auction site:

  • Alert: Enquiry from trademe. co.nz - We have received an enquiry on your ad. To view your enquiry go to: http :// tiny. cc/trademee
  • Hello i saw your vehicles on trademe i just want to know if you still have it available for sale can you please email my dad on jamesmates242 @ gmail.com and please tell him the last price Thanks
  • I just view your Car Bus advert on trademe.co.nz if still for sale reply me here(erickmcclanahan12 @ hotmail.com)Thanks.
  • Hi, Your asking price seems reasonable, when last you check for service? Pls response via my email ( george.micheal @ hotmail.com ) Asap...
  • Please message if your vehicle on trademe is still available. Susanallany @ gmail.com as this is urgent.

 

  • Halekse @ noos.fr Trying to reach you We have been trying to reach you. For more details reply strictly by email to : h85894584485 @ gmail.com

 

August 2015

Unsolicited commercial TXT messages by industry classification

Unsolicited commercial TXT messages by industry classification

Unsolicited commercial TXT messages by industry classification (XLSX, 12KB)**
Unsolicited commercial TXT messages by industry classification (CSV, 1KB)

Top five reported scams

Top five suspected scam/fraud messages by campaign and SMS content

1. Your ANZ Credit Card has been deactivated. Please login now to resolve the situation: http ://bit .ly/ANZ_Internet_Banking

2. Your mobile # have won $500,000 USD in Coca-Cola promo to claim go to www .pngcoke .com, click claim enter ref#CRSA871 for more info call +27611861713

3. The following scams are all for the same auction site:

  • I am interested in your vehicle for sale,Kindly email me on: harrisleo7 @ gmail com
  • Is Car listed on Trademe still for sale? reply to my email {sharadm717 @ gmail com}
  • I am interested in your vehicle for sale,Kindly email me on: johntravers07 @ gmail com
  • Hi, I am interested in buying your Car listed on Trademe, what's your best price? Kindly reply via my email lisawoods77 @ hotmail com
  • Hi, I am interested in buying your Car listed on Autotrader, what's your best price? Kindly reply via my email lisawoods77 @ hotmail com
  • Please message me if your vehicle on trademe is still available. Susanallany @ gmail com as this is urgent. Thank You

4. Your PhoneNumber won 850,000.00 in the RedBull Promotions.For claim, send an email to info.redbull @ yahoo co nz

5. Hello, am Scott Snelby from Standard chartered bank, London. Kindly contact me on my private e-mail for a vital transaction: scottsnelby @ hotmail com

Top 5 reported TXT scams (XLSX, 13KB)**
Top 5 reported TXT scams (CSV, 1KB)

June 2015

Unsolicited commercial TXT messages by industry classification 

Graph showing unsolicited commercial TXT messages by industry classification

Top 5 reported TXT scams

Graph showing top 5 reported TXT scams
True Move Thai
Thanks for winning five hundred thousand dollars in this year mobile draw send REF No. TR/NZ89-6491387 to email: truemovepromotion @ gmail.com for details

Coke Cola
Your Mobile# have won $500,000 USD in Coca Cola Promo, To claim go to www .pngcoke .com, click CLAIM enter Ref#: CRSA871 for more info call +27611861713

drotposta.hu
55665545 @ drotposta.hu Your Nomnation You have been nominated. Reply strictly from your email address to: p497576457 @ outlook.co.id for more details

Ongoing Mobi The sum won varied from $100,000 to $750,000. The promo names varied from Ongoing Global Promo, Ongoing Mobile App Global Promo, Ongoing Mobile App Platinuim Promo and Ongoing Mobile App WiFi Award
Congratulation* Your Lucky Number Won The Sum Of $100,000.00 In The Ongoing Mobile App Global Promo. Code No: W81LW. Contact: info @ mmlotto.com.

Guinness Other email addresses to reply to were gm.guinness @ gmx.us and guinness.pro @ outlook.com
GUINNESS Your PhoneNumber won $1,500,000.00 in the GUINNESS Promotions.For claim,send an email to dr.guinness @ dr.com

May 2015

Unsolicited commercial TXT messages by industry classification 

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Top 5 reported TXT scams

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Guinness During May this campaign had 7 variations with the same content but different email contact addresses including: profinvestment @ unwired.com.fj; fictu @ connect.com.fj; outlook.guinness1 @ outlook.com; guinness2 @ outlook.com; guinness.pro @ outlook.com; outlook.guinness @ outlook.com; dr.guinness @ dr.com; and tel.sms @ post.com
profinvestment @ unwired.com.fj Your PhoneNumber won $1,500,000.00 in the GUINNESS Promotions. For claim,send an email to dr.guinness @ dr.com

True Move Thai
Thanks for winning five hundred thousand dollars in this year mobile draw send REF No. TR/NZ-6491387 to email: truemovepromotion @ gmail.com for details

Eircom
3r554455 @ eircom.net Your Nomnation You have been nominated. Reply strictly from your email address to: p497576457 @ outlook.co.id for more details

Selby Slight naming and hotmail address variations each month, i.e. Simon Shelby, Scott Swelby, Simon Selby, Scott Skelby, Thomas Graham, Scott Velby and two further variations this month, Scott Snelby and Scott Slelby.
Hello, am Scott Velby from Standard chartered bank, London. Kindly contact me on my private e-mail for a vital transaction: scott_velby@hotmail.com

Coca Cola
Your Mobile# have won $500,000 USD in Coca Cola Promo, To claim go to www .pmtcola .com, click CLAIM enter Ref#: CRSA871 for more info call +27611861713

April 2015

The Electronic Messaging Compliance Unit provides statistical information about TXT spam and scam complaints forwarded to the short code 7726.

Unsolicited commercial TXT messages by industry classification

 Graph showing unsolicited commercial TXT messages by industry classification

Top 5 reported TXT scams

Graph showing top 5 reported TXT scams

True Move
Thanks for winning five hundred thousand dollars in this year mobile draw send REF No. TR/NZ-6491387 to email: truemovepromotion @ gmail.com for details

Selby*
Hello, am Scott Skelby from Standard chartered bank, London. Kindly contact me on my private e-mail for a vital transaction: scott.skelby @ hotmail.com
*Slight naming and hotmail address variations each month, i.e. Simon Shelby, Scott Swelby, Simon Selby, Scott Skelby, Thomas Graham and one further variation this month, Scott Velby.
 
Guinness
555 @ vtexto.com GUINNESS Your PhoneNumber won $1,500,000.00 in the GUINNESS Promotions.For claim,send an email to guinness.pro @ outlook.com
 
New Photo 
You received (1) new photo message: http ://zban .co/Eq96AUO?i=O641XxeseH
 
jclark11011 / rholton1101 
I have a proposition for you' kindly reply to my private email for further details: jclark11011 @ gmail.com / rholton1101 @ gmail.com*
*On 24 April, this campaign has changed the gmail account to rholton1101, but in all other regards appears the same. 

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