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Did you also receive a text message "Are you entitled to a benefit for an online course"? TECH news Did you also receive a text message "You are entitled to a benefit for an online course"? Thousands of Israelis received a text message stating that in accordance with a compromise agreement, they are entitled to a benefit for an online course. Following the announcement, many thought it was a scam. All details about the message sent Tags Spam fraud Walla! TECH Sunday, 09 May 2021, 1



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Did you also receive a text message "You are entitled to a benefit for an online course"?

Thousands of Israelis received a text message stating that in accordance with a compromise agreement, they are entitled to a benefit for an online course.

Following the announcement, many thought it was a scam.

All details about the message sent

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Sunday, 09 May 2021, 13:20 Updated: 14:26

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Did you receive this SMS?

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Many Israelis received a text message this morning (Sunday) stating: "In accordance with a compromise settlement approved in a class action case 20-04-17597 Freifeld et al. V. Raz, you are entitled to a benefit for an online course at the following link: This message is sent with court approval and is not Talk about rubbing salt in my wounds - d'oh!

Many Israelis posted on Facebook the content of the message they received and wondered if it was a spam message and one that was trying to market an online course, or if it was a legitimate message.

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Tens of thousands of Israelis wondered this morning whether this was another fraud or a legitimate SMS. The story began a little over a year ago, during the Corona eruption and the first closure. Three Israelis filed a lawsuit, in accordance with the Spam Law, against Yigal Raz, claiming that he sent hundreds of thousands of messages illegally and without the approval of the recipients of the messages.



The plaintiffs claimed that the message reached about 300,000 recipients, while Raz and an expert appointed by the court, ruled that "only" 10,000 messages were sent illegally. According to the ruling, the messages offered the recipients Amazon paid courses. The court confirmed the plaintiffs' claims, and ruled that compensation of NIS 40 is due to a participant in the class action - most of them did not even know that a lawsuit was being conducted and were part of it. Instead of paying NIS 40 to each participant in the lawsuit, the court ruled that compensation would be given in the form of an online course.

This time it is not a fraud, and indeed it is compensation given as a result of a compromise settlement approved as part of a class action. The court, the plaintiff and the defendants tried to assess the damage caused to the person who received the notice, and in the end it was ruled that the defendant would give an online course as a gift, at an estimated value of NIS 40 per person, i.e. NIS 400,000. This is a very basic Word course, given through videos. Surprisingly, the course is relatively comprehensive, and includes dozens of videos. However, this is a relatively old version of Word 2016. This time it is not a scam, but the vigilance of users has led to the sharing of the post on social networks, and as always - beware of suspicious links.

Following the flood of notices and publications posted on social media by the person who received the text message, Adv. Ziv Glasberg, representing the plaintiffs, published a form in which he wrote: "This form is intended to examine complaints regarding a compensation notice sent following Ref. 17597-04-20 Freifeld N. Yigal Raz. As of May 6, 211, compensation notices were sent to the members of the group, in accordance with the settlement agreement. In accordance with the scope of the group known to us and in accordance with the defendant's statements, the group has only 10,672 members. However, the number of inquiries received. For more people. "

If you received the compensation messages but did not receive the spam, you can send your details here.

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