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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by amykathleen2005, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. amykathleen2005

    Thread Starter

    Hi,

    This is an ongoing problem with me. I receive blank text messages from the same 5 digit number. I don't know where it is from or what it is. I delete it and then a day or two later another one. Any ideas?
     


  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    It's spam. Delete them
     
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  3. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Welcome to Android Forums, amykathleen2005!
    Have you tried blocking it? If you're using the default Messages app, blocking merely suppresses notifications--the texts will still come through, you just won't be notified. I know there are apps that can do better than that, but I'm not personally familiar with them.

    I've heard a lot about YouMail which, despite its name, actually handles various nuisances, like blocking robocalls. I don't know for sure that it works on texts, but it might be worth a try.
     
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  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    SMS with 5 digit numbers, depending what country you're in might be something premium rate, and you could be charged for it. Like if you're in the UK, 5 digit SMS short codes can be premium rate, using reverse SMS billing. Check your phone bill. Maybe some app you have installed instigated them?
     
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