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‘Final Notice Suspension Pending’ SMS Spam

by Brett M. Christensen

The following spam messages – along with many others of a similar ilk – are currently being distributed via SMS:

Final Notice: Suspension pending for [first name]. Please Verify by 4PM to avoid cancellation: [link removed]

Apologies [first name]! This was supposed to be ready for you in September. Here you go: [link removed]

Important Warning: Balance due for [first name]. Please Confirm by 5PM to avoid loss: [link removed]

I tried to send this with U before: [link removed]

Hey When will you have 10 minutes? We want you to see if this meets your requirements: [link Removed]

The links all open very dodgy “investment” websites that promise to teach you how to make easy profits by trading on Google, Facebook, and other tech giants.  The sites entice you to register with your name, phone, and email address.

At some point in the registration process, you will be prompted to provide your credit card details so that you can begin investing on the “platform”.  But, any website that uses deliberately deceptive spam messages to trick people into visiting should never be trusted with your credit card or any other personal information.

Of course, investing money in the tech giants could make you a profit if done wisely and with a good prior understanding of how trading works.  But you would want to invest your money via a legitimate trading platform or broker rather than by giving your credit card numbers to a site at the end of a dodgy spam SMS.  

Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer