Strange spam-like text

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by djr7572, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. djr7572 macrumors regular

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    Any of you ever get a strange text like this? It's obviously some kind of spam. How do you end up getting these to begin with? Stupidly, I clicked on the link because I wanted to see what it really was, and it appears to be an ad for Payday Loans.

    So what I really want to know is, how does one end up getting these texts? Can you do a "Block This Caller" and block the recipient?

    Thanks
     

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  2. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Verizon lets you restrict text messages from their website. Suggesting you log in and see what the settings are. I did this a while ago.
     
  3. djr7572 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So this is a text from Verizon? How can you tell?
     
  4. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Just got one a few minutes ago looking similar to the one you posted, it's not from VZW - it's spam. I get 1-5 of these each month, more a PITA than anything...

    DON'T. CLICK. THAT. LINK.

    I forward the spam to 7726 (SPAM), and VZW deals with it. I'm on a limited TM plan option, and I don't get charged for the messages I forward to VZW. I also "block" the sender.

    FWIW, I had a T-Mo prepaid phone for a couple of months and inherited some loser's mobile number - it got something like 20-30 spam messages each day, and I changed the number after 5 days.
     
  5. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Look at the ops first screen shot that displays verizon in upper left. Verizon website has some spam controls on a number by number basis.
     
  6. djr7572 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. I forwarded it to 7726 and I blocked the caller.

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    got it, thanks
     
  7. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    You can block calls directly from the iPhone. Go to Messages > Blocked in settings.
     
  8. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Of course, but another way to block sms is through the verizon website, although the options seem all or nothing. But there are a few choices.
     

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