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“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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Re: “temporary PIN number” from AT

Deleting the texts doesn't block further texts, that just deletes those texts.

 

If you didn't manually go and physically block all texts from that number, then you are fine and there is nothing to unblock.

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THIS IS THE SOLUTION!

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I figured out that’s it’s legit. It’s coming from my AT&T Mobile Security app. Every time I upgrade the operating system on my phone the app automatically sends a temporary pin to activate the security app. 

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Yes, it is legit. I’ve stopped receiving the texts once I confirmed the pin on the app.
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And what is “This”?  I am confused 

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Thank you for clearing this up. It has been bugging me for a week. I called AT&T and the rep had no idea what it was. I went to the security app and asked for a pin and sure enough it send one.

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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. 

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

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