Banned Sender ID & Keywords

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TIP: To be on the safer side, kindly send a TEST SMS to a few numbers or to your own number before sending out Bulk SMS Campaigns.

Dear Valued Customer,

Due to the frequent occurrence of scamming and spamming activities through Bulk SMS channels, the telecom networks in order to protect customers have blacklisted some words as SPAM or SCAM related. Messages containing these words in their text or used as Sender ID will NOT be delivered.

+ The following SENDER ID's are not allowed. They are seen as abuse and spam by network operators and SMS gateways. These words include:

Access Bank, Citi bank, DiamondBank, Ecobank, Enterprise Bank, FidelityBank, First Bank, FCMB, GTBank, Heritage Bank, KeyStoneBank, MainStreet Bank, Skye Bank, StanbicIBTC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, SterlingBank, Union Bank, United Bank, UBA, Unity Bank, Wema Bank, Zenith Bank, MTN, Glo, Airtel, Etisalat, FBI, CIA, EFCC, FBI, CIA, EFCC, MTN, MTN Nig, MTN NIGERIA, MTN MOBILE, MTNMOBILE, MTN NG, Glo Mobile, MTN Cashbig, Etisalat-NG, Glo-NG, {Etisalat}, Glo NG, Etisalat NG, Airtel NG, Airtel-NG, MTN-NG, Glo Nigeria, GloPromo, Glo Promo, MTN Promo, MTNPromo, CBN, C B N, MTN N, Glo N, Airtel N, Etisalat N, GLOPROMO, MTNPROMO, AirtelPromo, GIo, MTN Bonus, MtnBonus, MTN-Bonus, GloBonus, Glo Bonus, Glo-Bonus, AirtelBonus, GIo Bonus, GIoBonus, GIo-Bonus, MTN N., Glo N., Etisalat N., Airtel N., GIo N., MTN-N., Glo-N., GIo-N., Airtel-N., Etisalat-N, WIN, ApplePromo, Apple-Wins, N 0 K 1 A, MTN-NIGERIA, Winner, 1st .

+ The following KEYWORD's are not allowed in the SMS body. They are seen as abuse and spam by network operators and SMS gateways. These words include:

Promotions, Promo, Promotion, Million, Lottery, GBP, Pounds, Dollars, Euros, Euro, Money, Won, You have won, You won, Win now, Winning number, Win, Winner, Winning, Survey, Surveys, Scratch and win, Million dollars, Prize, N2million, c0ngratulati0ns pr0m0 w0n call, congratulations promo won call, pr0m0 w0n call, prom0 w0n call, pr0mo w0n call, promo won call, hurray w0n call, hurray won call, won prize call, w0n prize call, pr0m0 prize call, prom0 prize call, pr0mo prize call, your mobile has been selected, Your number has been selected, you have won, lotto, BANKM3py, cantv.net, claim@ukmobilelotto.com, claims@ukmobilelotto.com, clarkejudith93@yahoo.com.hk, cw10187@yahoo.com.hk, esqhill@w.cn, Euro Casino, gnetsms@live.com, http://www.permanenttsb-updates.org, info@nmobiledraw.org, infonmobiledraw.org, mlottery@usa.com, mlttryusa@w.cn, mobile promo, nexteldraws@live.co.uk, Nokia inc., nokia promo, nokia_40years2@live.com, nokia40years@live.co.uk, nokia40yrs@hotmail.com, ns30yrs@live.com, telsms@live.com, TOYOTA sweepstakes, usa.mlty@w.cn, usa_mlty@w.cn, wbre@gala.net, wbre2@gala.net, won, Million, Coca-Cola, cokegrant2012@live.com, ccoca@live.co.uk, CLAIM.

Others include:
CLAIMTODAY, M"T"N., N O K I A, N0KIA-UK, M TN-Win, M TN, Congrats, C0NGRATS!, CONGRAT, **C0NGRATULATI0NS**, C0NGRATULATI0NS, C0NGRATULATI0NS!, Congratulation, Your Number Have Win, MTN N, ..M"T N N, .M"T N N, M "T N N., M .T N N?, M T N, GIo, NK-015, NOKIA-UK, N 0 K I A, BBC SWEEPSTAKES, Email:..nlc013@live.co.uk, Email:.nlc013@live.co.uk, Email:nlc013@live.co.uk, nlc013@live.co.uk, NOKlA UK, N10M, www.mtndays.org, www.mymtnsim.com, http://www.yellopins.com, Gl0lwinner, nokialondondept247@hotmail.co.uk, M .T N N, M"T N, M"T N-N., coinmac.net, .,AWOOF!!!, BankAccess, NTM, Service180, "M.T'N-.NG, "M.T'N, Congrats, Strip,sexual, Win, Wining, Fuck, W1N, W0N, NKMOBILE, YELLOLTD, AIRTEL NG, AIRTEL, GLO NG, YELLO BOUNTY, YELLO, N=1.5M, N1.5M, SIM B0NUS, N2, N2M, N2-M, N2.M, (BBC UK), BBC UK, YELL0, nokialondondept247@hotmail.co.uk, StanbicIBTC, NOK, N0K, sexy.

+ Finally, when adding phone numbers to the body of your message, kindly use this format 081-6961-5492. DO NOT type numbers like this 08169615492 or it may be blocked by the networks.

+ The list above is not exhaustive as more parameters are added regularly by the networks. Messages contain these words either in the message body or as sender ID will NOT be delivered even if sent.

TIP: To be on the safer side, kindly send a TEST SMS to a few numbers or to your own number before sending out Bulk SMS Campaigns.