She poured her oat cluster cereal into the bowl, added a little milk and sat down at the kitchen counter. She grabbed her phone and began to search through the updates from overnight that were filling her screen. Sale ads, email notifications, updates from Facebook and one that caught her eyes.
There was a text message from her phone carrier saying she had paid her bill and they had a gift for her. In all of the years she had been with this provider she had never gotten such a text, and come to think of it her bill was not yet due. Upon further examination she found it to be a pretty convincing spam with a link she would go nowhere near. “Damn spammers,” she said and forwarded the text to 7726.
Yeah, I had a spam text last month that looked pretty legit, except it wasn’t my time to pay. I did a little calling and Verizon said it was not sent by them and to forward it to their fraud division through the spam text number 7726. I guess this is a universal number to report spam… at least that is the way it looked when I looked up the number on Google. Be vigilant! Watch out for all text you receive, they are not all innocent.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – cluster