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Sunday, November 14th, 2021 8:54 PM

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It’s time AT&T block all 1410?????? texts

It’s time AT&T block all 1410?????? texts. These are jot from full or real numbers and are phishing scams. It’s time AT&T lead for once and block them for their customers without charging more. 
The AT&T Call Protect app doest do it, we can not even report them via that app, reporting them by forwarding them to SPAM seems to do little, blocking them is a waste of time because the spammers alter the number slightly. 

No excuses, just DO IT

Thank you

Mike

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Block the 1-410-100 messages

OttoPylot

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1 year ago

Almost impossible to do with constantly changing spoofed email addresses/phone numbers. I believe that AT&T can block all emails to text messages but you may lose legitimate ones. Most of these are computer generated and originate from overseas where U.S. laws don't apply. Don't respond and just delete.

sandblaster

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1 year ago

Those 1-410 numbers indicate the texts are from emails sent through the email to text gateway. The number is assigned by the gateway, it is not spoofed and you can’t block them. Despite the many spam texts coming from email, there are also many legitimate uses. When you report a spam text and respond with the 1-410 number, ATT is able to determine the originating email address and block. Unfortunately, the spammer’s just use a different email.

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1 year ago

Sandblaster,

In speaking with some of my programmer friends, they have stated that carriers are able to filter out any sequence of numbers or events that come through their nodes, before it goes on to their customers. I am told that the carriers have the ability to set up a filtering that filters out all messages that terminate as a “1410xxxxxx” number after it is transferred from the email, effectively blocking all such texts from going out to the customers. 

OttoPylot

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1 year ago

@Mikeheck2009 Do your IT friends understand how complicated a carrier's network is and how they work? Sure, spam texts coming from a specific email can be blocked but what happens when the originating email is slightly altered continuously? And can they guarantee that legitimate messages are not inadvertently blocked as well? All carriers are working on trying to stop spam/scam but the organizations behind this are very sophisticated and usually one step ahead of the carriers. Some providers can do a better job than others but it affects all providers.

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