1. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Hi!

    What is it with the iMessage spam about "Sunglasses"? I started receiving that at least once a week from a different long@$$ phone number (so even if I report and block, it changes nothing).

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    08-10-2015 10:12 PM
  2. Bigeric23's Avatar
    I haven't had any issues, but have you reported it?
    08-10-2015 10:26 PM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Hi!

    What is it with the iMessage spam about "Sunglasses"? I started receiving that at least once a week from a different long@$$ phone number (so even if I report and block, it changes nothing).

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    Your carrier probably has an address to forward the message to. Verizon does.
    08-10-2015 10:35 PM
  4. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Your carrier probably has an address to forward the message to. Verizon does.
    Yeah but even there, it is a different number everytime :S


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    08-10-2015 11:04 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Yeah but even there, it is a different number everytime :S


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    Verizon has a number too, but they have an email to forward the offending text to. Check yours and see if they do. I haven't gotten any ads. What I get appears to be phishing attempts.
    08-11-2015 07:45 AM
  6. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Verizon has a number too, but they have an email to forward the offending text to. Check yours and see if they do. I haven't gotten any ads. What I get appears to be phishing attempts.
    Haha what I meant is that I receive spam from a different number everytime =P
    And I will surely check with my carrier =)


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    08-11-2015 07:47 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Haha what I meant is that I receive spam from a different number everytime =P
    And I will surely check with my carrier =)


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    Do you block those numbers? I do.
    08-11-2015 08:02 AM
  8. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Do you block those numbers? I do.
    Yeah! There is an option called "Report junk", with unknown iMessage numbers.
    My number is not ANYWHERE, beside on my business cards. How do spammers get it?

    This is getting seriously annoying :S


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    08-11-2015 08:05 AM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Yeah! There is an option called "Report junk", with unknown iMessage numbers.
    My number is not ANYWHERE, beside on my business cards. How do spammers get it?

    This is getting seriously annoying :S


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    Much is random.
    08-11-2015 08:08 AM
  10. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Much is random.
    So it is an automatic process that tries random numbers?

    And I am curious if I disable iMessages for a while, if I will still get those..


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    08-11-2015 08:10 AM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    So it is an automatic process that tries random numbers?

    And I am curious if I disable iMessages for a while, if I will still get those..


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    I think a lot is random because cell numbers are hard to get. If one is loose with their number maybe spammers can get it, but most folks aren't. I do see people post their number on their Facebook profile. Not me. LOL. I doubt it matters if you have iMessage on or off. The number doesn't change.
    08-11-2015 08:40 AM
  12. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    I think a lot is random because cell numbers are hard to get. If one is loose with their number maybe spammers can get it, but most folks aren't. I do see people post their number on their Facebook profile. Not me. LOL. I doubt it matters if you have iMessage on or off. The number doesn't change.

    Haha indeed!

    And well, I thought that since iMessages are technically free, disabling them might refrain spammers from doing so because I doubt they want to pay SMS fees XD
    And I doubt a computer can send SMS, since a phone number is required (I might be wrong, though. I am not tech savy =P ).
    But it can send iMessages?!

    Meh, I guess I will just stick with "Report junk" from the spammy iMessages themselves haha!!


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    08-11-2015 08:58 AM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Haha indeed!

    And well, I thought that since iMessages are technically free, disabling them might refrain spammers from doing so because I doubt they want to pay SMS fees XD
    And I doubt a computer can send SMS, since a phone number is required (I might be wrong, though. I am not tech savy =P ).
    But it can send iMessages?!

    Meh, I guess I will just stick with "Report junk" from the spammy iMessages themselves haha!!


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    Some of what I get comes from email addresses. Those can be sent iMessage or SMS. And they probably have unlimited text. I do with Verizon.
    08-11-2015 09:02 AM
  14. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Some of what I get comes from email addresses. Those can be sent iMessage or SMS. And they probably have unlimited text. I do with Verizon.
    Oh?
    I only get them from "phone numbers", since I did not activate my email for iMessages.


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    08-11-2015 09:05 AM
  15. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I don't have a problem with iMessage Spam, but I do get spam calls periodically from people trying to sell security alarms, even though I already have one...
    08-11-2015 10:52 AM
  16. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Oh?
    I only get them from "phone numbers", since I did not activate my email for iMessages.


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    I get both. The emails look more like phishing. They want you to click on and give info. I don't think blocking emails work, but I do it anyway. Doesn't matter if you added email to iMessage. They can still send text to your number via email. It's been awhile since I had one of those. I really don't get much spam at all.
    08-11-2015 02:30 PM
  17. digbel's Avatar
    Funny I've received spam by whatsapp, viber, skype but never through iMessage. I do get sales calls and the same problem, they are always different numbers so blocking doesnt help
    08-11-2015 02:34 PM
  18. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Well, that blows..
    And changing my number is not a possibility, since it will apparently not solve the issue AND I have a business so that would be awful x.x


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    08-11-2015 02:39 PM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    All you can do, Cupcake, is block the number each time and delete. Eventually it will stop.
    08-11-2015 04:44 PM
  20. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Indeed!
    And yeah, that would be cool =P


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    08-11-2015 05:11 PM
  21. msm0511's Avatar
    I don't have a problem with iMessage Spam, but I do get spam calls periodically from people trying to sell security alarms, even though I already have one...
    Haha. Just reminded me the other day I got a call about a virus on my computer from "Microsoft". Told the guy I've never even owned a Windows computer, and he mumbled something and hung up.
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    08-12-2015 05:10 PM
  22. Tartarus's Avatar
    Oh?
    I only get them from "phone numbers", since I did not activate my email for iMessages.


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    Not having activated your mail for iMessages doesn't change the fact that people still can send you iMessages from email addresses.
    08-12-2015 05:22 PM
  23. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Not having activated your mail for iMessages doesn't change the fact that people still can send you iMessages from email addresses.
    Oh.
    Well, I am flabbergasted XD


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    08-12-2015 07:46 PM
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