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  1. RazzBerry's Avatar
    Since getting the Z10, I have had an unusual amount of spam texts and sales calls from people I don't know.
    Still waiting for someone to come up with an App for controlling this.
    Yes, I know about parental controls but it doesn't suit my needs fully.
    I was curious how many others are having this problem of an unusual amount of spam text and sales calls since getting the Z10.
    If you are, would you be so kind as to list your carrier. I am wondering if numbers were sold to out side vendors by the carriers.
    Thanks!
    05-06-13 03:22 PM
  2. Z10Development's Avatar
    Hmm, nothing here yet. Did you recently get a new number by chance? Have you gone into Settings -> Location Services and disabled Traffic Data Collection and Location-based ads? I figure they might be able to gain information if those are selected.

    Thanks for reaching out to CB,

    Cheers!

    Since getting the Z10, I have had an unusual amount of spam texts and sales calls from people I don't know.
    Still waiting for someone to come up with an App for controlling this.
    Yes, I know about parental controls but it doesn't suit my needs fully.
    I was curious how many others are having this problem of an unusual amount of spam text and sales calls since getting the Z10.
    If you are, would you be so kind as to list your carrier. I am wondering if numbers were sold to out side vendors by the carriers.
    Thanks!
    RazzBerry likes this.
    05-06-13 03:24 PM
  3. bintheredundat's Avatar
    Honestly I don't know if it has anything to do with the z10 but it's one massive coincidence.

    I don't know what's going on but last week I started getting mass texts and phone calls. It's never. Ever happened to me in all my previous BlackBerry devices.

    It's getting to be a massive nuisance.



    Posted via CB10 on my Z10 Oreo
    05-06-13 03:25 PM
  4. bintheredundat's Avatar
    Couldn't edit my last post. I'm on Rogers. Same number for +10 years.

    Posted via CB10 on my Z10 Oreo
    05-06-13 03:26 PM
  5. Z10Development's Avatar
    Well that is super interesting. BBM as well?

    Posted via CB10
    05-06-13 03:36 PM
  6. tlegend2012's Avatar
    I keep getting calls everyday.. ATT same number for 8 yrs now
    05-06-13 03:36 PM
  7. DetlevCM's Avatar
    Nothing here...

    Personally I would suggest checking back with the carrier and worst case reporting it to the authorities - not possible in lacking Britain, but if someone were to constantly call in Germany, you could report the person or the issue to the Bundesnetzagentur.

    Posted via CB10
    05-06-13 03:39 PM
  8. russmov's Avatar
    I'm on bell and I get either a call saying I've won something or text message from some person I've never heard of asking me to talk to them on some website. It's been happening since I got my Z10
    05-06-13 03:40 PM
  9. stabstabdie's Avatar
    On rogers
    No texts but a ton of unsolicited calls.
    05-06-13 04:18 PM
  10. sedalia066's Avatar
    Not a single spam text and almost no spurious phone calls. ATT and Z10.
    05-06-13 04:20 PM
  11. Dale Lindley's Avatar
    Just a shot in the dark here guys. But I had the same issues when I had android. With the adds on some of there apps. I was getting text with links to websites and for every message I received I was charged 1.50.

    Posted via CB10
    05-06-13 04:26 PM
  12. bintheredundat's Avatar
    Well that is super interesting. BBM as well?

    Posted via CB10
    No issues with bbm.

    Yup the texts I get are from people saying: " hey its me, check out this site I was talking about. Got lots of action on it last Week" or a variation of that line.



    Posted via CB10 on my Z10 Oreo
    05-06-13 04:28 PM
  13. xamdam's Avatar
    I had a spam text last night around 2:00am it woke me up and i was who the heck is texting me at 2 am.

    It was a spam text from some girl I don't even know and she wanted see, so I texted back and said ok but in about 6 hrs text me again.

    She never did so I suspect she found the right number she wanted.



    Posted via CB10, BB10, Z10
    05-06-13 04:31 PM
  14. xamdam's Avatar
    That's should of read wanted sex not see.

    Damn it CB why the fk can we not edit our posts now in CB app?

    Posted via CB10, BB10, Z10
    05-06-13 04:32 PM
  15. dj_matty_s's Avatar
    I thought I was the only one.

    Posted via CB10
    05-06-13 04:33 PM
  16. RazzBerry's Avatar
    Verizon here and I have had this number for over 2 years.
    Please keep posting your carrier and apps used if you are getting these, as I would like to get to the bottom of it.
    In fact here are the apps I use, maybe we can find a link?
    1. BBM
    2. FourSquare
    3. CB
    05-06-13 05:01 PM
  17. sklotz2000's Avatar
    Nothing here.

    Verizon Wireless, USA
    05-06-13 05:01 PM
  18. Whyareallthegoodnamestaken's Avatar
    Yeah it's been the same for me too. Weird...
    05-06-13 07:36 PM
  19. SunnyFL's Avatar
    No spam or sales calls here on Verizon.
    05-06-13 07:45 PM
  20. lindajm22's Avatar
    I've had the same number on Verizon for, well, since they were Bell Atlantic Mobile, and I have never gotten a spam phone call or text. Ever. Sorry to those having this trouble. I would not tolerate that. Seriously, I would have to change my number.
    05-06-13 07:49 PM
  21. grumpyaeroguy's Avatar
    Not a single spam text and almost no spurious phone calls. ATT and Z10.
    ditto tmo and z10
    05-06-13 08:53 PM
  22. LazyEvul's Avatar
    Well, I haven't been inundated with them or anything, but before the Z10 I never, ever received spam SMS messages. I've had two or three so far in the 3 months I've owned the Z10. My carrier is Telus. Hopefully it doesn't become a trend.
    05-06-13 08:55 PM
  23. Xopher's Avatar
    Nope. No spam calls.

    No calls at all. Nobody calls me...

    Posted via CB10
    05-06-13 09:10 PM
  24. thurask's Avatar
    I have noticed more annoying callers than before, but I don't pick up non-contacts most of the time.

    Posted via CB10
    05-06-13 09:13 PM
  25. Signhere's Avatar
    I'm on bell and I get either a call saying I've won something or text message from some person I've never heard of asking me to talk to them on some website. It's been happening since I got my Z10
    Same here with Bell. Just texts though.

    Posted via CB10
    05-06-13 09:19 PM
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