1. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    I just started receiving texts from Wells Fargo. it’s not an iMessage where I can report as junk. I just started receiving them a few hours ago what should I do besides block the number. luckily I don’t receive suspicious texts like this

    does blocking numbers really help? my cousin tells me and does but I’ve heard it doesn’t
    05-22-2020 07:30 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The information via the Following links should be helpful to you.

    Apple Instructions

    FTC Consumer Information
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    05-22-2020 07:40 PM
  3. doogald's Avatar
    I'd just like to highlight one of the pieces of advice in the FTC link. In the US, you can forward spam text messages (green bubble messages) to the number 7726 (SPAM) on every carrier to let them know about them and perhaps allow them to block them for all customers.
    05-24-2020 11:20 AM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    If they're internet numbers, there's not much you can do. You can block that number, but they'll just use another number. You can also report it to your carrier. That may or not help. I keep getting one offering health messages. It says to opt out, send "Stop". But that only stops that one number. They keep coming back using a different number. And reporting those to Verizon does not help.
    05-24-2020 01:05 PM
  5. Annie_M's Avatar
    I'd just like to highlight one of the pieces of advice in the FTC link. In the US, you can forward spam text messages (green bubble messages) to the number 7726 (SPAM) on every carrier to let them know about them and perhaps allow them to block them for all customers.
    I do this on my iPhone and on my husband’s iPhone. I can’t say for sure how effective this is, but it gives me great satisfaction that I’ve taken some sort of action!
    05-24-2020 03:55 PM
  6. Chuck_IV's Avatar
    Blocking will block that exact number. The problem is, these scammers/solicitors rotate numbers constantly, so you end up playing whack-a-mole.

    I can’t tell you how many times I have gotten the same solicitation call from numbers that have the same first 6 digits, but have different last 4 numbers(first 6 are part of legit cell phone numbers).

    When I see them I let them go to voicemail and if there is no message left, I block the number but it just comes again with a different set of last 4 digits.
    05-24-2020 05:03 PM
  7. C6TX6's Avatar
    We need a silence/block unknown texters option!
    05-26-2020 05:37 PM
  8. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Will blocking the number stop me from getting Suspicious texts messages?
    From the number you block, yes. Spammers will then just use the next available number.
    Yesterday 06:39 AM
  9. doogald's Avatar
    We need a silence/block unknown texters option!
    It's there. Settings / Messages, turn on "Filter Unknown Senders"
    Yesterday 09:20 AM
  10. wenrob's Avatar
    It's there. Settings / Messages, turn on "Filter Unknown Senders"
    Meh, it’s pretty worthless. Only filters unknown iMessages. Sometimes. I think I’ve had three numbers revert there in all this time.

    You can hit the little “i” and go to the number and block that way. This is what I do but just like calls they just use another number.
    Yesterday 11:58 AM

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