My mother got this message a few hours ago but the retard had his SMS number tied to a legit facebook account (assuming the phone wasn't stolen). I reported him to the police with the facebook profile so let's see where that goes.
If you were running this kind of operation, why on earth would you use a real phone number, instead of swapping it out for a text name? Would probably increase his conversion rate
EDIT: Amusingly, since I wrote this, I got an phishing text pretending to be from HSBC - used a text number.
I doubt both of those figures. 15% seems way too low and 20K AUD seems way to high.
Anyone else feel like the $20k / week was a pitch for another scam? Like I expect the next message was "and you can too selling our new and improved cutco knives!" or some shit.
Maybe a job where you aren't scamming people? Like maybe a job on wall street!
Good trick. Just keep him taking long enough for the cops too trace the texts...
*sends out 1,000,000 text messages*
*15% fall for the $1 activation fee*
yeah, it works i guess...
If he's messaging you, it's likely not making 20,000 per week.