Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

14 November 2012
by Mark
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Debt Advisory Line: Fun with an SMS spammer

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I got an SMS spam this morning: Are you struggling with debts of over £5k with 2 or more creditors? Reply CALL for a no obligation call from an advisor of STOP. The sending number was shortcode 60601, in case … Continue reading

1 November 2011
by Mark
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Lottobytext: SMS spammers

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I’ve been getting a fair number of SMS spams recently trying to persuade me to sign up for a lottery number scam. They come from shortcode 87770, and look like this: FreeMsg: get 5 FREE lines in the nxt Euromillions … Continue reading

23 March 2011
by Mark
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Thunderbird tells it like it is

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Sad political nerd that I am, I’m signed up to the email mailing lists of all the main parties. So, this afternoon, the expected post-budget missives dropped into my inbox. I was rather amused to see, though, that Thunderbird apparently … Continue reading