First Spam Text Message on iPhone

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  1. aricher macrumors 68020

    aricher

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    I got a "text message" yesterday that was spam. Anyone know how to report this to Apple and AT&T?

    July 2, 2007 7:07 PM

    From 362-45

    ol8ik7uj6yh77@verizon.net(don't miss)4th of July Special Windows V. ista and all Adobe software 90%o.f.f visit www.sws00 .com
     
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  4. aricher thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Why is it that I have had Cingular/AT&T for years and never received a spam message? Once again, any way to report this to Apple/AT&T or should I just move on?
     
  5. AppleIntelRock macrumors 65816

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    this isn't a spam. this is a windows vista spam :eek: :eek: :eek:

    dont call att... call 911... NOW
     
  6. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Apple has added an iPhone Feedback page, but don't use that if you expect a reply.
     
  7. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    i actually got the same message earlier on the 2nd
     
  8. DopestGingah macrumors regular

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    I just got a spam text from 362-45 too!!! :mad: I am in the same situation as the other guy: I have been with Cingular/AT&T since about 2002 and I have NEVER had this happen! This better not continue!!
     
  9. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    I've gotten txt spam once b4 but I don't think it has anything 2 do with Apple or at&t (r any carrier)
     
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I've gotten a few in the past on my old ATT phone but none since I got my iPhone.
     
  11. Ubuntu macrumors 68000

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    Don't forget to check the bill. If you get charged for receiving the message too... ouch...
     
  12. question fear macrumors 68020

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    Call ATT (611 on your phone) and let them know. They may not be able to stop every single one but they probably keep a list of known spam texters. Hopefully they can block the number and/or insure you don't get charged for the text. Definitely call them though; i can't imagine they'd sit back, especially with legions of angry customers yelling about spam texts and overage charges.
     
  13. Telp macrumors 68040

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    As far as im aware, at&t cant do anything about text spams. Thats really ashame though. I have yet to get spam that i can think of, although any day now.
     
  14. lanray macrumors regular

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    in related news

    I don't want to thread-steal, but I think this is a bit germane to the OP. About 2 weeks ago we put an AT&T landline in our house (so we could get their DSL). We haven't even used the phone, really (as my wife and I both use our cell phones exclusively). Anyway, not 3 days after the line was put in, we got telemarketers calling us. Nuts.
     
  15. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Wonder if the "Do Not Call" list covers text messages.
     
  16. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    https://www.donotcall.gov
     
  17. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I am thinking that it doesn't matter what phone you have, you'll get a spam text message here and there. I get them from AT&T myself and I paid a lot less for my phone. ;)
     
  18. TurboSC macrumors 65816

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    that sucks... I myself haven't gotten one yet, but knowing my luck, I'll get one tomorrow.

    AT&T won't just sit there and do nothing, complain, and results will come :)
     
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  20. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    At least they are not Text Messages.
     
  21. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    Is that your iPhone?!?
     
  22. skubish macrumors 68030

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    I have been with ATT for 2 years I have received maybe 2 spam texts during that time. Unfortunately I don't think there is much ATT can do about it.
     
  23. one1 macrumors 65816

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    yes
     
  24. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040

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    I wish it were that simple. I have my landline and cell phone numbers registered at donotcall.gov and still receive telemarketing calls. I don't believe there is any recourse :(
     
  25. gceo macrumors 6502a

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    If you complain enough, AT&T *might* give you the parental controls package (I believe it's $9.95/mo.) for free....
     

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