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SPRINT: How do I block "Unknown sender" text messages?

Journeyman

SPRINT: How do I block "Unknown sender" text messages?

I just received a text message from "uknown sender":

"hiya I took ur digits off my friend, I bet you can't guess who this is! well I'm too shy.. u can find me online, my page is fresno1978@hangouthop.org"

Going to the domain name refers you to www.friendjungle.com. Do a Google search and you'll find dozens of people getting "unknown sender" messages that lead back to this site, and almost all of the recipients state that they have Sprint service.

These idiots are spamming people's cell phones to boost their business.

- My first question is, how do I block text messages from "unknown sender"?

I've gone to the My Tools page and entered "unknown sender" into the block list, but I have doubts this will work since the page specifies an actual address of some kind.

- My second question of course is why does Sprint pass on messages (SPAM, in other words) from "unknown senders" to it's paying cell users?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Tony

Message Edited by tonym on 03-03-2009 04:27 PM

4 REPLIES
Journeyman

Re: SPRINT: How do I block "Unknown sender" text messages?

Tony,

 

I am unaware of how this third party company has received your telephone number, however you are able to call or chat in and be blocked from all third party services, this will block any short codes from being able to contact your device and vice versa. We are able to do this through a tool in our system.

 

Hope this helps.

Journeyman gme
Journeyman

Re: SPRINT: How do I block "Unknown sender" text messages?

This may not even BE from a short code.... it says "unknown sender" because it's probably coming from an anonymous email. How exactly you'd block something you don't know the address of is beyond me Smiley Happy

I'd call Tech Support and see....

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Journeyman

Re: SPRINT: How do I block "Unknown sender" text messages?

I got a message from "unknown sender", but I know it was from Sprint; it told me to call customer care.

Will sprint block their own messages?

Journeyman

Re: SPRINT: How do I block "Unknown sender" text messages?

How do we do this our self without having to call Sprint?

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