Got my first spam text message...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ideal.dreams, Feb 20, 2013.

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    ideal.dreams

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    #1
    I got a spam text message from a cell phone on AT&T network from Akron, Ohio this evening. Is there anything I can do to make sure I don't get any more? I blacklisted the phone number with iBlacklist but I'm worried I'll get more in the future from different numbers. Does anyone have any ideas as to how they got my number? I don't put it anywhere online.

    Thanks
     
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    wordoflife

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    #2
    Even though you might've not put it anywhere online, I'm sure there are databases with it or it leaked somewhere. Or, those people could've just generated a random list of numbers and send a mass text. In any case, I wouldn't worry about it too much. Just don't reply though. I've gotten some spam texts and not replied, and still not getting them often. Maybe once or twice a year.

    But you can also do this if you like.

    http://www.att.com/esupport/article...sages on your wireless phone#fbid=HoGa42vibHE

    *EDIT* realized you may or may not have AT&T. Check with your carrier to see what services they offer regarding spam messaging.
     
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    ideal.dreams

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    I am with AT&T but I deleted the message already so I am not able to forward it. Thanks for the link!
     

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