1. The Solomonster's Avatar
    I have never had a problem with SMS spam before, but today I was awoken at 2:30AM to the sounds of a text message on my BB! Oh, what a happy sound, wondering if perhaps a friend was sending me a message ... but no, it was two messages from the number 97000 (one was seemingly delayed, had a timestamp of 11:58pm for the previous day). I[m pretty angry about this and am looking for a way to block that number, but don't know what to do.

    Help?
    02-19-09 09:22 AM
  2. BergerKing's Avatar
    Reply message STOP.

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    02-19-09 11:31 AM
  3. HMBgal's Avatar
    I received spam, too, from an online pharm company that wants me to buy stuff for men, but I'm a girl...How do the spammers crack into Verizon? Just blind dialing?
    02-19-09 11:33 AM
  4. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    The same way they get any number. Email forwards, directory listings, your bank, your utility company, motor vehicles. All are known for selling lists.

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    02-19-09 01:43 PM
  5. lovelyxkill's Avatar
    Its not just on blackberrys my bf has a lg envy and we get the same ones at the same times haha

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    02-19-09 01:50 PM
  6. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    Its not just on blackberrys my bf has a lg envy and we get the same ones at the same times haha


    Even though I strongly dislike the NY Times, they have a nice article for preventing this stuff:

    How to Block Cellphone Spam - Pogue’s Posts Blog - NYTimes.com

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    02-19-09 03:23 PM
  7. Username0223's Avatar
    18883821222 call this # from the same ph u want to register to stop spam-u have to call every year to renew this option tho-i do this with all my cell ph's & house ph-but I call shortly b4 the year is up!

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    02-20-09 07:48 PM
  8. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    18883821222 call this # from the same ph u want to register to stop spam-u have to call every year to renew this option tho-i do this with all my cell ph's & house ph-but I call shortly b4 the year is up!
    You do not have to call every year - in its original form, registration was good for five years. Now it is permanent, unless you take your number off the list.

    Do Not Call Registrations Permanent and Fees Telemarketers Pay to Access Registry Set

    To register any or all of your numbers, simply visit http://donotcall.gov. More info can be found at Federal Trade Commission - The Do Not Call Registry

    It will not necessarily block spaSMS, but it is a start.

    As a sidenote, federal law prohibits automatic dialing of cell phones for telemarketing.
    02-20-09 08:38 PM
  9. nukelalosh's Avatar
    I have never had a problem with SMS spam before, but today I was awoken at 2:30AM to the sounds of a text message on my BB! Oh, what a happy sound, wondering if perhaps a friend was sending me a message ... but no, it was two messages from the number 97000 (one was seemingly delayed, had a timestamp of 11:58pm for the previous day). I[m pretty angry about this and am looking for a way to block that number, but don't know what to do.

    Help?
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    Go to options then MMS. There are 2 options to reject advertising and reject anonymous messages.

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    02-21-09 02:39 PM
  10. Username0223's Avatar
    You do not have to call every year - in its original form, registration was good for five years. Now it is permanent, unless you take your number off the list.

    Do Not Call Registrations Permanent and Fees Telemarketers Pay to Access Registry Set

    To register any or all of your numbers, simply visit http://donotcall.gov. More info can be found at Federal Trade Commission - The Do Not Call Registry

    It will not necessarily block spaSMS, but it is a start.

    As a sidenote, federal law prohibits automatic dialing of cell phones for telemarketing.
    Ok twins-gotcha! Some1 actually mentiond 2me that u have 2 do this every year! Thx!

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    02-22-09 03:11 PM
  11. donas2000's Avatar
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    Go to options then MMS. There are 2 options to reject advertising and reject anonymous messages.

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    Never noticed this option before....thanks
    02-22-09 11:44 PM
  12. nukelalosh's Avatar
    Please let me know if this helps.

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    02-23-09 10:33 PM
  13. theatrediva's Avatar
    I have never noticed that option before in MMS...But, as it is a differant option than SMS, will it work for both?....And, do we think it will prohibit alerts from coming in, that we may have signed up for, such as sports scores?
    02-26-09 07:56 AM
  14. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    I have never noticed that option before in MMS...But, as it is a differant option than SMS, will it work for both?....
    MMS only.
    And, do we think it will prohibit alerts from coming in, that we may have signed up for, such as sports scores?
    It never has blocked mine. Then again, these usually come in with ID.

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    02-26-09 03:03 PM
  15. mjons's Avatar
    I've checked those two MMS settings:
    "Reject anonymous messages" and "Reject Advertisements"
    But it has made no difference.

    The other night I got 29 of these messages, almost everyone had the little image of male enhancement or viagra drugs. All appear to come from different email addresses. I've changed the email address associated with my phone and that did not stop it, it's definitely being sent to my cell phone number.

    I'm committed to finding a resolution, I super don't want to deal with changing my number... but these spam are SUPER f-ing irritating.
    BTW, I also changed ring options for MMS messages to turn off vib and tone but they still ring like SMS.

    Any more ideas for someone getting absolutely killed by spam?

    Thanks for your time,
    MJ
    04-24-09 05:20 PM
  16. lastraid's Avatar
    IF you are with VZW, you can login to www.vtext.com and set up a nick name and tell the system not to accept SMS from email or web. You can set it to accept SMS only to your nick name.

    Then from your main VZW account you can now set up blocks for up to 5 numbers, this will also block messages.

    With usage controls, 4.99 per month, you can block up to 20.
    04-24-09 05:35 PM
  17. CBRblackberry's Avatar
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    Go to options then MMS. There are 2 options to reject advertising and reject anonymous messages.

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    Awesome advice! Now can you help me with the singing Chinese that call my home phone all times of the day!!
    04-24-09 06:09 PM
  18. lastraid's Avatar
    Awesome advice! Now can you help me with the singing Chinese that call my home phone all times of the day!!
    If it is not an international number, see above for blocking a number. This can be from your my verizon acct online.
    Last edited by lastraid; 04-24-09 at 08:41 PM.
    04-24-09 08:19 PM
  19. lastraid's Avatar
    Mandarin or Cantonese?



    HOME phone, LR. Stick to the script, will ya?

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    Must have missed that email
    04-24-09 08:42 PM
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