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Old 03-06-2017, 08:40 AM   #1
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Text Messages Offering Work


Lately I've been getting text messages from an unknown source asking me if I want a particular lead for a possible painting job.
Always coming from a different phone number, but the wording is the same
i do not subscribe to any lead services.
anyone know who is doing this?
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:47 AM   #2
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I get these as well. It will say somethin like "Jon is interested in a bathroom remodel. Text 1 if interested" I have no idea where they are coming from either. I never respond.

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Me too!! I have been typing random numbers back at them lately because they're obviously a scam or something. I always wondered what the catch is though. What would they gain if I did type 1.

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They are probably trying to sell something or by typing 1 you electronically just signed a contract to sell one of your kidneys. Lol. People always trying to scam somebody out of something these days.
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Yes I get these constantly! Darn scammers


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.............What would they gain if I did type 1?....
They know they have a valid number they can spam.

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I have been getting these 2 to 3 times a week for the last several weeks
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I just send them dirty pictures.....

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A buddy who is a duct cleaner got a scam text recently. He responded by asking if anyone ever falls for this ****. The scammer responded; "lol, sometimes".


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It's unbelievable in how many ways scammers will try to get to people. It's like all the niches and areas of work are under attack. Nowhere to hide from them, apparently!
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