Anybody else receive a spam text from "firstname.lastname@example.org" They have somehow hidden their number so that I can't block them from doing it again. I have considered replying "stop", but I'm afraid that will only encourage these idiots. Any ideas?
Sorry for the inconvenience. I would suggest you to forward them to email@example.com Then to block the number send a text "spam xxx-xxx-xxxx" to 9999(x's being the number to block).Report the content of the message and the number you received it from to the abuse email address.
1) Forward the text to 7726. Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile have joined forces to combat mobile spam. This sends the spam to their working group for analysis and blocking.
2) Send a text to "9999" with the word SPAM and the email address (since it came from an email address). This should block future spam from that address but they most likely will spoof something else.
So how do you forward a text msg? There is no "forward" option on my phone in sms messaging.
The past several days I've been getting a spam text each day, today three of them.. This last one is from firstname.lastname@example.org and has the number 312-569-0397 in the msg.
I got the same [...]..very upset...text came in in the middle of my night, woke me up. whoever they are....need to stop it and get a life.
I did follow the above steps to report this spam...thnks GeekOf Texas.
'[...]subject: Dems on Wonmen. Obama ally Hillary Rosen criticizes stay at home mom's like Ann Romney. Listen 312-569-[...]"
Message was edited by: mapesy
At least they used proper grammar.
This month, I've been getting the Bank of America (not really from Bank of America) spam messages. It started as email@example.com, changed to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and so on. I blocked info1 through info4.com domains. This week, I then got @boa.com and the real kicker is today the spam came from something like firstname.lastname@example.org. I am hesitant to block the sprintpcs.com domain even though most text messages from Sprint don't show up as that. So I'm going to see if they continue through the weekend and if they do, I'll have to block each individually or block the entire domain if only the domain is the same on all the texts. It's been pretty frustrating this month.
I'll also start to follow the advice of forwarding them along. I wasn't aware that option existed.
I have one question on forwarding now. When I forward the message, I get a response that says to reply with the phone number. These that I am getting are not from phone numbers, they are from e-mail address/domain names. For example, the one received today was from email@example.com. When I respond with that info, I get a message that the sender could not be identified and to contact customer care. Should I be forwarding to that e-mail address mentioned in the post from April?
When I try to forward a text to firstname.lastname@example.org I get back a message that says "Your service does not allow sending to an email address. Msg 2135."
I have unlimited text and data. Why am I getting that error message?