First iMessage spam EVER!

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by DrDomVonDoom, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. DrDomVonDoom macrumors 6502

    DrDomVonDoom

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    So...yeah. Anyone else get this? I don't care to protect whoever's email this is because...well its spam, screw em'.

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  2. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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  3. DrDomVonDoom thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My thoughts exactly, play the obligatory Star Trek red alert alarm!!
     
  4. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    Could it be because you're using a Hotmail account?
     
  5. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    its not there account rather the spammers account
     
  6. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    Ahh, thanks for letting me know.
     
  7. wellok macrumors 6502

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    Seems legit. Definitely give them your SSN to check your credit for you.
     
  8. sclawis300 macrumors 65816

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    I just got my first spam text. Had my number for 4-5 years now and ios5 for 2 days and I get a spam text. Probably just a coincidence, but I really wish I knew how they got my number.
     
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  10. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    no problem :p
     
  11. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    By any chance did you post your e-mail address in the iMessage thread?

    Edit: I see that you did. I warned you guys!
     
  12. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    I feel sooo left out.

    I mean in the past few days some of our phones have received similar SPAM Text Messages but ....

    Our iPhones are all on IOS 4.

    The messages are a coincidence and not tied to IOS 5, I wish they were tied to IOS 5 so I would never get them! :D

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    I did not do this and still got SPAM Texts.

    If people listened to the news lately SPAM Text is the new tool of the telemarketer.

    They even said the number it comes from is often faked.
     
  13. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    This is not a text, it's an iMessage. Completely different.

    Not sure how your number was harvested for spam text, but the guys posting their iMessage info on the forum without obscuring it were just asking to get spammed.
     
  14. JaSuS macrumors regular

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    I see nothing wrong here...just ignore the message :)
     
  15. scootaru macrumors 6502

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    So a program or some person is spamming numbers with the letter 'C' and getting hits on iPhone numbers when the message turns blue. Nice.
     
  16. mike423 macrumors regular

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    Chineseeeeeee
     
  17. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    The fact that it came on iMessage means they must be using a device too... keep replying to annoy them... maybe they will stop annoying you then :) In fact, does it show Delivered or Read when you reply?
     
  18. Redemption.Man macrumors newbie

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    I was thinking about imessage spam when i found a way to annoy my friends via imessage. I wrote this blog post about it : http://redemptionman.com/2012/02/07/imessage-spam/

    To be honest i disagree i think that there is going be iMessage spam will imessage working on jailbroken IOS devices it will only take one person to start ff the trend and at the moment i dont think that apple have any safe gaurds in place to stop it.
     
  19. Xgm541 macrumors 6502a

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    So basically you resurrected a thread that is old just to tell us that you were able to send multiple messages to your friend?
     
  20. Arelunde macrumors 6502a

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    To (somewhat) change the direction of this thread, has anyone been receiving boiler-room recorded phone messages (mostly political) on their iPhones ... even though the number is on the Do Not Call list? Does this qualify as iSpam iNfiltration?
     

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