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Just got spammed on my cellphone!

Discussion in 'Verizon' started by dawgfan76, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. dawgfan76

    dawgfan76 Well-Known Member
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    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.
     

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  2. UncleMike

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    Yes, it's annoying/aggravating/infuriating, but as long as it remains a one-time occurrence I suggest you ignore it.
     
  3. Have a read here, dawgfan:

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

    JimmyHat Well-Known Member
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    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
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    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
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    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

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    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
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    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.
     

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