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Freedom Mobile - Download app and get a credit + 1 month free????? Android only - potential scam

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Deal Guru
Jun 11, 2005
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Freedom Mobile - Download app and get a credit + 1 month free????? Android only - potential scam

I got a text from Freedom (or is it?) since it even has my name on the text, it seems legit. I haven’t tried since I’m on iOS. Apparently its for Android only. I couldn’t find anything online about this.

Download the app and get a credit and 1 month free. Doesn’t specify the credit though.

When i used another phone to text Y to the number, the link was direct to an apk called Freedom.apk

Anyone wanna try this on a burner phone? Curious to know what the deal is with the Freedom.apk. Phishing app?
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Deal Addict
Jan 13, 2014
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Calgary
Scam scam scam!

If it redirects you to anything other than the Play Store for the official Freedom Mobile - My Account app, there is absolutely no way it would be legit. Also, there is an iOS app already. No carrier or legitimate company would offer something like this from a non-Google Play link.

Likely the ad is a Phishing scam but who knows what other malware it might have as well.

If your number starts with the area code + first three digits this text came from then it's also a good indicator it's spam. Also, even replying to the message can be bad as it lets the scammers know it's an active line.

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