Just got spammed on my cellphone!


Last Updated:

  1. dawgfan76

    dawgfan76 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2010
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm so pissed! Emails are bad enough, but now it's my VZW phone being texted! As follows:

    "Thx 4 Visiting Our Site Call 877-603-5280 To Claim Your $20 Wal-Mart Card Plus $50 Gas Card! Reply STOP 2Unsub"


    What should I do to stop this? Can VZW block or filter this? I'm so mad I don't know where to turn...

    edit - I did not visit their site and when I called the # on another phone and got some Indian gal reading a script.
     

    Advertisement
  2. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,319
    Likes Received:
    482
    Yes, it's annoying/aggravating/infuriating, but as long as it remains a one-time occurrence I suggest you ignore it.
     
  3. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Messages:
    22,479
    Likes Received:
    9,225
    Have a read here, dawgfan:

    Verizon | Answers to FAQs - Verizon Wireless Support
     
  4. JimmyHat

    JimmyHat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    11
    What site did you visit? I can use a Walmart card and a gas card. Just kidding. Contact VZW and have them put a block on 800/866/877 incoming numbers.
     
  5. 00smurf

    00smurf Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    14
    A block for 800/866/877 #'s would be a good idea, but there is no way to block all of them as some are valid companies trying to call. You would need the entire 10 digit # to block. Not that reps don't want to help, just not able to do a complete area code block. Sorry to break that news, there is always the option to block messages from the internet with the safeguards option via My Verizon.

    00smurf
     
  6. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009
    Messages:
    9,416
    Likes Received:
    1,919
    Another option would be to start using Google Voice as your SMS carrier, b/c I think their blocking ability may be superior (or else I haven't gotten a 'friend' send out my SMS number to good old faithful spammers yet lol).
     
  7. substring

    substring Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2010
    Messages:
    557
    Likes Received:
    58
    You know you can sign up your mobile phone number to the National Do Not Call List, do you? The "$16,000 per incident" fine will stop most of the telemarketers.
     
  8. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,319
    Likes Received:
    482
    Their blocking may be better (I don't know), but that won't stop messages from being delivered directly to your real phone number. I suppose you could then block all SMS on your real number.
     

Share This Page

Loading...