Please Help Me! Creepy Texts :(

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Soundburst, May 5, 2009.

  1. Soundburst macrumors 6502a

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    Hey all, I have been getting flash messages:

    http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/2965/img0002m.png

    There were some other more crude messages that I won't post here.

    I was thinking is there any way I can find out who is sending them? My phone company says they don't record incoming text numbers only outgoing.

    I have installed Syphone which would allow me to view every message I have sent or recieved but it's picking up my sisters iPod touch instead of my iPhone which makes the whole program pointless.

    Please help. . . .is there any other program that would allow me to get all sent messages to my Mac to view the number of the sender? . . . once you hit dismiss the message goes away for ever so its not saved in my actual inbox.

    Thanks.
     
  2. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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  3. Eyedn macrumors regular

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    Haha, just put *go at the beginning of the text and it will display it as a service message.
     
  4. John T macrumors 68020

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  5. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Be more specific...
     
  6. Soundburst thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know its a service message a la

    "*goI'm Watching You!"

    But there's no way of knowing who sent it and its freaking me out.
     
  7. Eyedn macrumors regular

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    Yeah, unfortunately there is no way of checking, probably just one of your mates with an iphone. just send one back to all your contacts with the *go and they will grip on to the fact that you know how to do it. Otherwise i dont know. sorry.
     
  8. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Is there no way? If you lodged them as harassment texts, the network might have to do something more about it, no? Or bar flash messages?
    Would they have something like SMS block
    http://www.telsis.com/solutions/advanced-services/sms-block.asp
    ?
     
  9. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Unfortunately, yes there is no way(meaning you'd have to get the telco to investigate heavily and possibly work with an ISP). It's like trying to find the origin of SPAM. There are many websites out there that folks can use to send SMS messages to devices from teh web, often spoofing where they came from.
     
  10. yellier35 macrumors newbie

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    hey I am on ATT does this *go work on it? I just tried to do it to my friend and it didnt work. Tried it to myself too :).

    I did *gohey what ya doing
     
  11. txr0ckabilly macrumors 6502

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    didn't work for me either. i'm on ATT too.
     
  12. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    OP, if you are in the UK on O2 you can find the answer in your Bluebook. Otherwise I'm afraid I don't know.

    *go is the code for doing it from O2 phones
     
  13. Eyedn macrumors regular

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    Yeah to my knowledge it is O2 UK only, surely it isnt anything to do with an ISP, its from one mobile to another.
     

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