Unsolicited Tapping?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by macduke, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. macduke macrumors 604

    macduke

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    I just received my first taps. I don't personally know anyone who has an Apple Watch. Nor do I recognize this number. When I Googled the number it seemed to match a person's name that I don't recognize.

    So is unsolicited tapping a thing? Do spammers try looking through all phone numbers to see who has an Apple Watch? Is it possible to do something like that and try to rob people? So weird. Will I keep getting random taps from this person or can I block the tapping? This is really weird!!

    Ahhh! I was about to hit "Create Thread" and it happened again! Same number. What can I do?
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    Do you have iMessages set up to receive at your e-mail address AND phone number? I used to get spam @ the e-mail address so I removed it and let it only send to my mobile number.
     
  3. macduke thread starter macrumors 604

    macduke

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    I don't think I've ever received iMessage spam, but I did have it set to receive at all of my primary .mac, .me and .icloud addresses. I don't need that so its disabled. Thanks for the help and hopefully I'll stop getting creepy taps while trying to put my kid to bed…haha.
     
  4. Armen macrumors 604

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    Hope that was it. Kinda stinks that non-Apple outsiders can send iMessages to your e-mail address.
     
  5. macduke thread starter macrumors 604

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    I haven't received any more messages since then. I couldn't even see the taps listed on my iPhone so that I could block them. I don't know if Apple continues to let you receive taps if you don't respond, but thanks for the help!
     
  6. Armen macrumors 604

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    My pleasure.
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    If there is a number associated, why not block the number and that should stop the taps.
     

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