1. DemonInjected's Avatar
    Hello All,

    I have tried googling and searching multiple forums and websites, the search function on this website didnt help me to much looking for keywords in the forums, anyways thats another matter.

    I have my bb for quite a while, i hardly every use the bbm function on it but today out of the blue i got spammed by over 50 friend requests all withen a matter of minutes.

    They still seem to be trickling in now, i have tried googling blocking friend requests which doesnt seem possible, but why has this happened and what can i do to stop the spam.

    Thank You in Advance.
    03-06-11 01:44 PM
  2. memoriesof2011's Avatar
    you can block pin requests / pin messages

    settings (options) > security > firewall > check the box next to PIN, and if you have the option, also check "Except messages from Contacts / Specific Addresses"

    this may or may not stop them from coming... if you put your PIN number up on a different part of the internet, it's possible someone took it and ran like heck with it..

    [[edit]] also, if you hardly use it, why not just delete it and tell your current contacts to get hold of you via sms/other IM service? it's a waste of 2MB, and space on a BB is precious..
    03-06-11 02:53 PM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Did one of your friends post your PIN somewhere? Try doing a Google search using your PIN to see if it shows up somewhere.

    The other possibility is that somebody else posted his/her PIN, and your PIN is only one number or letter different from your's.
    03-06-11 03:01 PM
  4. aiharkness's Avatar
    For what it's worth, the only time I got PIN spam was when I used to have my PIN in my signature. I removed it and after a short while the spam stopped. I agree with the others, the most likely explanation is your PIN is "out there" on a public site where it can be harvested. (And if it is a used device, then you've inhertied this problem from ealier user.)
    03-06-11 03:56 PM