on 05-02-2019 04:34 PM
I'm getting spam text messages from an account called "Adam".
I have no Adam in my contacts.
I'm using a Samsung S9, and I want to Block these messages. Unfortunately, I can only find a way to block phone numbers, and since the account sending me messages is displaying as Adam, I dont see an easy way to block. Can you please assist
on 05-02-2019 04:51 PM
@BlinkyBill surely if you select Adam there's an option to block a contact? Think you need to add him to your contacts first just go from his message to add to contact. Give that a go and see what happens.
on 05-02-2019 04:56 PM
Unfortunately there's no option to add the account as a contact when I go into the message. All I can do is delete the message
on 05-02-2019 05:06 PM
If you list your main messages and select the messages from adam do you see a stop logo on the top right of the screen, so you can disable notifications for it.
on 05-02-2019 07:20 PM
Don't think you can if you don't know the number. What's the content of the messages like?
on 06-02-2019 02:03 PM
@BlinkyBill Are the messages coming through as SMS or is it a pop-up notification on screen? Also, have you been charged? We can offer to remove premium services which means you won't get any premium text messages but it blocks everything and that includes being able to enter things like Late Late Show competitions. Thanks'
on 06-02-2019 02:08 PM
The messages are coming through as a normal SMS. Similar to how I receive some solicited SMS from organisations, such as Dominos. There is no number displayed, rather a name.
I do not believe I am getting charged, as the message contains a link which it encourages me to click. It looks to be a generic phising message. I have deleted this message now, but as this is not the first time I have received the message, I was wondering if there was a simple way to block messages from this account. I am quite dilligent with what I sign up for online, so I am very confident this is not something that I registered for, and I therefore imagine, I am not the only customer receiving this message.
on 06-02-2019 02:10 PM
I have deleted the message now, but it is something along the lines of:
Are you available to work this evening? We have 5 openings that pay 180 per hour.
Click this link to register - gtp/lnk.sdfsd
on 06-02-2019 02:19 PM
Thanks @BlinkyBill Texts from numbers can be blocked at a network level but the number is needed. What I can do is have the tech team try to figure out where the text is coming from. We don't have visibility of incoming texts so I can't check that way, it does sound like a phishing text. Can you provide a screenshot of the text in PM (just in case anyone tries to copy the URL if it's public, without realising it's not recommended) Along with your number, name, address and date of birth so I can access your account. I'll come back to you here in the public forum with the information I can find. Thanks'
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