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Old 03-24-2020, 10:19 AM   #1
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Had a very odd text message show up the other day, I'm not 100% sure it's a scam but when I looked the number up it shows it's from South Carolina. I do not know anyone from there. So I'm pretty sure it's a scam, if I reply sure send me a list it will come in the form of a link which I would not open, but others may. That would be a bad thing. The only thing I can think is someone is reading the forms and some of us have put cell numbers up for contacts which opens us up for such texts. I have replied to it stating this number does not come up in my contacts so I would need to know who they are before I would want anything. To which there has been no reply. Just thought I should put this up in case you all get the same.
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Old 03-24-2020, 12:47 PM   #2
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Had a very odd text message show up the other day, I'm not 100% sure it's a scam but when I looked the number up it shows it's from South Carolina. I do not know anyone from there. So I'm pretty sure it's a scam, if I reply sure send me a list it will come in the form of a link which I would not open, but others may. That would be a bad thing. The only thing I can think is someone is reading the forms and some of us have put cell numbers up for contacts which opens us up for such texts. I have replied to it stating this number does not come up in my contacts so I would need to know who they are before I would want anything. To which there has been no reply. Just thought I should put this up in case you all get the same.
If this is indeed a scam, which I highly suspect it is, I am curious how would they know to contact you about RC items?

Did you ever post your phone number on any RC forums? (here or other RC forums worldwide?)
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Had a very odd text message show up the other day, I'm not 100% sure it's a scam but when I looked the number up it shows it's from South Carolina. I do not know anyone from there. So I'm pretty sure it's a scam, if I reply sure send me a list it will come in the form of a link which I would not open, but others may. That would be a bad thing. The only thing I can think is someone is reading the forms and some of us have put cell numbers up for contacts which opens us up for such texts. I have replied to it stating this number does not come up in my contacts so I would need to know who they are before I would want anything. To which there has been no reply. Just thought I should put this up in case you all get the same.
If this is indeed a scam, which I highly suspect it is, I am curious how would they know to contact you about RC items?

Did you ever post your phone number on any RC forums? (here or other RC forums worldwide?))
Out of curiosity, what are the last 4 numbers of your mobile #?
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Old 03-24-2020, 12:51 PM   #4
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Yes Max I am guilty of putting my number up. I am aware of scams like this so it's just a cell contact. I will never open a link unknow to me.
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