Anybody receive anonymous text messages?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by decadentdave, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. decadentdave macrumors 6502

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    I just received an anonymous text message saying that I can view the message online at viewmymessage.com and it provides a message id and password. Now, I'm pretty sure this is a phishing scam since no one else should be texting me so I haven't tried to view the message but I was wondering if anybody else has received similar text messages on their phones.
     
  2. al256 macrumors 6502a

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    Um.. it's real. The iPhone can't display MMS so Apple or ATT force you to go to some website to look at the message... sad, huh?
     
  3. decadentdave thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm.. well who the hell is texting me? I go to viewmymessages.com and Firefox is blocking popups. Looks like a haven for spyware (I'm on a PC at work right now, sad huh?) I just don't feel comfortable with entering a password sent to my phone anonymously over an *unsecured* website. Smells like a phishing scam to me to register the phone number and IP address.
     
  4. erandall38 macrumors 6502

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    Just curious....
    How old are you?
     
  5. decadentdave thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What's your point?
     
  6. patrickvanzandt macrumors member

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    I see what you're saying, but as previously pointed out by another poster, this is what happens when an MMS (i.e. picture of video message) is sent to your iPhone's phone number. It's well-documented as a "feature". No kidding, it's not a scam! Call 611 and ask AT&T if you don't believe us.
     
  7. decadentdave thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well since this is the first text message I have received and only a few people know my number and I know for a fact they are not texting me don't you think my suspicions are justified? This website is riddled with popups and has no secured portal and I can't even find where to enter the message ID and password, it just keeps sending me to another URL full of links. If AT&T cannot provide a secured online text service that's pretty messed up.
     
  8. al256 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow.... wow. But, if you're uncomfortable with what was sent to you then, for about it. If the person that sent it truly cared, they'll ask you if you received it.

    P.S I do think it's a piss-poor solution to the MMS problem.
     
  9. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    viewmymessage.com

    asks you for the text message number and password, no other password.

    This is the AT&T system to retrieve your MMS messages. I got one one day. It was a friend of mine sending me a picture of a tree.

    I agree it seems a little scary the way it says "I sent you a text go to this website," but I went ahead, and it was just my friend.

    It is a weird system by AT&T, but it is legit.
     
  10. boss1 macrumors 6502a

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    I think he was making a pass at you ;), well at least that's the way I read it.
     
  11. oseary macrumors member

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    You'll get popups if you go to viewmymessages.com. The site you're supposed to go to to retrieve an AT&T MMS is viewmymessage.com. No s at the end.

    They give you a password to enter.

    How can that be a scam? Check your spelling.
     
  12. erandall38 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry If that came across as negative, it was not meant to be rude, sorry if it was offensive.

    I was just curious.
    Because I think most of the kids up to maybe their mid or high 20's would kno what pic messaging is, how dangerous it is, and also text.
    Just curious.
     

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