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    IOWA STATE FAIR texts/phone calls...

    WTF MOA, how did the Iowa state fairgrounds get my phone/email info? I'm getting spam from them.

    David Lowery,

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    Iowa State Fair Click to confirm receipt
    If you need further assistance, call or text the Iowa State Fair Emergency Number: +15157173229

    To update your profile, please click here.
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    How did you receive this?
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    Both myself and my wife got these, via phone, SMS, and email, all simultaneously.

    The only way the fairgrounds would have got this would have been through the MOA. I'd like to know who at the MOA is giving this information out.
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    Interesting, a quick check of the number doesn’t seem to connect to the fairgrounds.
    I’m going to take this up a level. Perhaps we can get an idea what is going on.
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    No one's information was shared with the Iowa State Fairground other than RV registrations. They didn't get your info from us. It is either a wrong number or you submitted information somewhere else. If you want to send me the details, I'll look into it further, but it definitely wasn't shared by anyone associated with the MOA.

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    Thanks Ted
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    I received the same this morning from the same number, the same message. My number was only given to the volunteer desk. They even leave VM. So far no email from the Fair Grounds....I have since blocked the number.....Ken

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    There is a huge amount of spam emails, calls and texts going around nationwide. My blocked number list exceeds my contacts list and it's growing.
    Robocalls are way up and everybody's phone number is fair game for these scumbags. YMMV
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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyp View Post
    I received the same this morning from the same number, the same message. My number was only given to the volunteer desk. They even leave VM. So far no email from the Fair Grounds....I have since blocked the number.....Ken
    We shared no telephone #s with the fairgrounds at the Volunteers' Table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyp View Post
    I received the same this morning from the same number, the same message. My number was only given to the volunteer desk. They even leave VM. So far no email from the Fair Grounds....I have since blocked the number.....Ken
    I wonder how many others received this. Our contact info has been leaked whether intentionally or not. Perhaps someone in the MOA, with clout, needs to reach out to the fairgrounds and find out why this was sent.
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    Unsolicited

    Question did any of you use wi-fi at beer tent? It was a open network the phrase " click here to update your profile" looks like phishing try to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Interesting, a quick check of the number doesn’t seem to connect to the fairgrounds.
    That's what I find. The area code for the fairground is 515 but the prefix is 262.
    717 is Dallas Center.

    Edit: Looks kike I'm wrong, I dialed the number and get a recording for State Fair Emergency Number.

    The number still seems odd and could be spoofed.
    Most calls go through the main number 515-262-3111, then you are connected to the ext you want.
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