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Scam: "AT&T Free Msg: You came in ... in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES"

I received a text that says "AT&T Free Msg: Makenzie! You came in 2nd in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES! Claim your bounty here : (website link), or show this code at AT&T story (code)"

I do not live in Connecticut so I assume this is a scam but just to be sure.

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Hi Makenzie, you couldn't possibly have come in second, I came in second! Seriously, I got the same message. I assume they want you to clink on the link in the message so they can take you to an unknown website to try to sell you something, and/or distribute your name to thousands of spam sites. I've never opened one, so not sure, but definitely a scam.

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I received 2 texts recently about a contest I did not know I applied for. I think this is a scam but it also says to take the message to an AT&T store with a code of: 1z33208. I reported the last number as a scam to the AT&T text scam number, as I usually do. I received another text today from this number:

469-560-6506. Please advise me on this text message if it is from at&t or not. thank you.

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It is a very common scam going around now. Don't respond to anything and just trash it. Area code 469 is the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, but that could be spoofed as well. I don't even bother to report them anymore, but I get very few spam/scam calls or messages.

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I got this text, did not click on link. But wanted to be sure.

AT&T Free Msg: Anthony! You came 3rd in the Connecticut AT&T CONTEST! Claim your prize here: r4fzc.info/Xa8QL1EcsM, or show this code at AT&T store 1z20819

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Yes, it’s a scam.

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I received this text. Is it a scam?

AT&T : Sheldon! You came 2nd in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES! Claim your prize here: r5fmw.info/W05SIddv0y, or show this code at AT&T store 1z89929

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It’s not from ATT. It’s a scam.

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Scam delete it 

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I received this text. Is it a scam?

AT&T : Sheldon! You came 2nd in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES! Claim your prize here: r5fmw.info/W05SIddv0y, or show this code at AT&T store 1z89929

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It’s not from ATT. It’s a scam.

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I received this message today on Sunday February 7, 2021.

AT&T Free Msg: jd! You came 3rd in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES! Claim the prize here: r5fmw.info/W05SId9EPl, or show this code at AT&T store 1z16419

i sent over a text message to 

7726 that I read would send this to AT&T to research for SCAM.

AT&T in return asked for the sent from number and I forwarded them the number.

This was there reply :

AT&T Free Msg: Thank you, we appreciate your assistance.

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I received this message today on Sunday February 7, 2021.

AT&T Free Msg: jd! You came 3rd in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES! Claim the prize here: r5fmw.info/W05SId9EPl, or show this code at AT&T store 1z16419

i sent over a text message to 

7726 that I read would send this to AT&T to research for SCAM.

AT&T in return asked for the sent from number and I forwarded them the number.

This was there reply :

AT&T Free Msg: Thank you, we appreciate your assistance.

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Multiple posts on same subject.

It's weird being the same age as old people.  😊

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Scam

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Thanks.

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AT&T Free Msg: Lewis! You came 2nd in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES! Claim your bounty here: r5fmw.info/W07yLPs85i, or show this code at AT&T store 1z71424

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AT&T : Daylen! You came 2nd in the Connecticut AT&T REWARDS! Claim your iPad Pro here: xxxxxxx, or show this code at AT&T store xxxxx

yes i got it and i immediately knew it was a scam!!! No one gives anything for free! Specially ATT LOL

beware don’t click on it!!! I reported it immediately!!!!!!!

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I keep getting text messages from numbers beginning with 469 that I won ATT Conn. contest. I know they are a scam however, since the numbers change except for the 469 I do not know how to eliminate more from coming in. I block those that come in. I have ATT prepaid plan. I wanted to report these plus see if there is a way to keep them from reaching me.

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It's been reported so many times, many, many, many, many times...  Scroll, you'll them

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The numbers are spoofed so reporting them or blocking them is an exercise in futility.

It's weird being the same age as old people.  😊

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I received a text message from a 949 area code that my account information was changed. Anyone know anything about this? Is it a scam?

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@rmbush1216 Since you didn’t share the actual text can’t say for sure but it’s probably a scam. Legitimate ATT texts come from a short code, not a regular phone number.

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I just got one also I am not from there either . 

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Also recieved text message saying....

AT&T : "@$!^#"! You came 3rd in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES! Claim your bounty here: r7fxv.info/weoxpJ4V39, or show this code at AT&T store 1z62533

Sent from:  +1 214-212-1285

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Hello.  I received two text messages yesterday saying that I won a prize in the AT&T Connecticut Contest.   It came with a link, which I did not click; however, the messages also gave me two different "winning" codes stating that I cold stop by an AT&T store.

The message came across as "Free Message from AT&T"

Can you please advise me as to the reality of this contest and text messages?

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Scam. Just delete and don't respond.

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Scam.  MULTIPLE posts on the subject.

It's weird being the same age as old people.  😊

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Ugh 🤦🤦🤦

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 Thanks everyone for responding; however, I come from a background of broadcasting and legal. So with my big radio personality, megaphone through the station, I am just the person to report the online scam to the FBI, FCC, & DOJ.

Maybe they'll be able to narrow it down to the IP address of where it is being hosted and then take appropriate actions.

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SCAM!  I received more less the same message just now at 11:12a in California. "You came 3rd in the Connecticut AT&T REWARDS! Claim the iPhone12 here: r7fxv.info/wevfEbAqlZ , or show this code at AT&T store 1z36622." Their phone number is +14694098539. I forward the message to 7726 AT&T. I hope AT&T is able to resolve this issue. 

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SCAM....I received the same thing more less as the top message.

"AT&T free Msg: mate! You came 3rd in the Connecticut AT&T REWARDS! Claim the iPhone12 here: r7fxv.invo/wevfEbAqlX, or show this code at AT&T store1z36622." Phone #14694098539.

I forwarded my message to 7726.  Any of you that receives same message please do the same. 

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