Last night I was practicing my DJ’ing and at about 2AM a text message came into my phone from a phone number located in british columbia, but with no name associated with it. The text message said;
“Way to go dickwad, posting your phone number on facebook for all to see, you loser”
To which of course, I replied with
And I immediately received this auto reply
“Welcome to Twilio SMS. For more information, see http://twilio.com/sms“
Maybe this is an old technique, but I’m not so sure. It looks to me like they’re scraping, or otherwise gathering information from Facebook users and spamming their cellphones. Using messages like this will surely invoke a response from most people, and apparently automatically sign them up to this Twilio service.
Brilliant? Kind of. Until they get caught.
Have you seen shit like this before?