An SMS solicitation campaign was detected at Sophos. It masquerades as a newsletter from MTS, a major Russian mobile network.
The email is about a lottery event. Every third message receives approximately $11 added to a user’s account. However, the user must pay approximately $1 to each message that he or she sends to a premium number which is 7733.
The article at Sophos notes that the Russian company claims to have a strong anti-spam/anti-fraud policy. Dmitry Samosseiko, the author of the article suspects that something is not right with this message due to the format of the text that people need to send.