Nu Txt Msg Scm

We received two complaints today from Elizabeth and Melba who received a a new text message spam/scam.

A messager identifying themselves as “501” sent this: “ 2 go/You just WON a S@tellite TV System AND a HDTV Reciever From the Dsh NetWork !!! Call 800 923 9037 Now Claim your Prize.”

We called the 1-800 number a few times. It picked up, was totally silent and then hung up after 10 seconds.

Both the complainants say they have no idea how they received the message. One of them said she doesn’t give her number out to many people.

Phone spam, the new scam scourge?