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Fri, Jan 11, 2019 4:01 PM

“temporary PIN number” from AT&T

I just received a temporary PIN number from AT&T out of the blue while at home doing nothing with my account or phone. Why or what is going on here?

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Contributor

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3 Messages

a year ago

I am having the same problem for the past 2 or 3 weeks at all hours of the day and night. I called At&t and it was like talking into a black hole. They had no clue what I was even talking about. They just said to block the number. Well duh, if I block the number I won’t receive the texts from At&t. So, I just let the annoying lowlifes send the texts. At&t said to forward texts to them. I did, then it asks for the phone number. I give that number and it states it’s not a phone number. So, there again. I’m stuck getting texts at 1:30, 4:30am etc. 

Teacher

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14 Messages

a year ago

I was having this issue. It turns out the AT&T Call Protect app was sending out these temporary PIN numbers after an iPhone update. The next time you get a temporary pin go to the call protect app. This stopped them from coming. BTW, I called AT&T and they had no clue

Contributor

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3 Messages

a year ago

Thank you for the info!!
Is there something I need to click off in that app?

Teacher

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14 Messages

a year ago

I opened the app and it was waiting for the most recent passcode that was sent. Haven't received one since

Contributor

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3 Messages

a year ago

Thank you! I opened the app and requested a pin. We’ll see how it goes!! Hope it works!! Thanks again!!

New Member

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1 Message

6 months ago

I have been getting this recurring text as well. I saw a post on this thread suspecting the AT&T Mobile Security app. When I opened the app, I'm suspeciting the app immediately sent me the same text again with a new temporary password. I entered temp password and the application is now active.

In my text, there was no link.. just the message.

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