- edited 12-06-2015 11:15 AM by Taylarie
I have called AT&T twice on this issue.
A couple of days ago I started to receive unwanted SMS text messages on my mobile device. I don’t have an unlimited texting plan so each of these costs me one text. The texts come from a number that is always changing. They stated coming from: 1(410) 100-001, each time I would recive a text the number would increase by one, so 1(410) 100-002, 1(410) 100-003, ect.
The text of the SMS message is:
MSG: M-A-S-T-E-R C=A=R=D .
Please Call : [edited for privacy-please do not post personal or unique information such as but not limited to full names, employee ID numbers, email addresses, phone numbers, account numbers, etc.]
This can be easily researched on the internet as a Phishing scam.
The solution the AT&T tech came to was to disable or block all texts to my device as the source number keeps changing blocking a single number has no affect. While this technically solves the problem it is not my desired solution. Now I will have to either live with no text feature on my device or call back from time to time to see when this issue has been solved. Basically I have to do all of the work.
Neither the phone support tech, nor the online chat tech knew this abuse email address. I got it off a post on the AT&T forums: https://forums.att.com/t5/Data-Messaging-Features-Internet/Email-to-SMS-and-Spam/m-p/4190472#M66163
I am sending this email to report the issue. The tech I spoke to in the attached email thread did indicate I would get some kind of an email on the problem for my tracking but that did not happen.
Solved by: Go to Solution.
07-19-2018 10:10 AM
I’ve had the same experience except the message I received was a little more disturbing it reads,
MSG: vyhuV.gfak1.cf/eh4zhl and I might die tomorrow but
and thats it I’ve googled the string of text that comes up before the message but to no avail I’ve googled the phone number and came to this forem I just wondered if anyone else had a disturbing message from this number honestly it kinda terrifies me.
12-03-2018 11:43 AM
They're still at it. I got a text from 1 (410) 100-003 that alleged to be from banking@[my bank's name].com. Together with the bad punctuation, it reads exactly:
MSG: Your [redacted] account has been suspended for security reason .To restore please visit : http://ssl.pnc-ovcrbfk.com
This is the only one I've gotten so far. Based on what I've read above I fear more may be coming...
12-18-2018 6:50 PM
Reporting by forwarding to 7226 does not work. An auto-generated response is sent requesting the phone number of the sender, but the number “1 (410) 100-001” is not recognized. Three years without a solution? Come on, AT&T.
05-18-2019 12:38 PM
I just went to textport.com on their site it says:
Q: I received unwanted messages from this site. How can I stop them.
A: Please use our number block page to have your number immediately blocked. We will also review records to determine whether someone is attempting to exploit this site to send SPAM.
So I did that and I HOPEFULLY will stop getting all these spam txts!
05-18-2019 3:45 PM
I hope that works for you. If not, please let me know and I'll work on an additional solution specifically for you! Have a great weekend!
- edited 05-26-2019 8:19 PM by li-leslie
@CallMe+972 So it worked for about a week.... Just got another one from another one of their numbers. ***... At least it worked for a week... I was getting those texts every day and some times several times a day. I have tried to contact them again but since they only put their Facebook and Twitter info up it made things harder to find them. I did some techy stuff and did a site look up and found them. Their contact information for the person that owns this company is:
JOHN *** apparently owner of Global Crossing Local Services in Seattle Washington and their number is ***... If there is any other information you would like to know just ask. I did contact them on FB, and I have just reported them to the BBB as well.
I despise people that abuse the systems, and the ones that allow it to happen so I tend to go honey badger on things like this. I do also have an address, but I thought that posting that might be a little too much. Where as letting others CALL this person might be incentive enough for them to fix the issue.
[Edited for privacy-This is a public forum. Please do not post personal or unique information such as but not limited to full names, employee ID numbers, email addresses, phone numbers, account numbers, etc.]
05-27-2019 6:15 PM
Oy vey! I am thankful you let me know of a one week reprieve... but jeez this has gotta stop for you. I was bombarded daily a few years back on a third party carrier acquired by AT&T and somehow managed to blast their CEO from Atlanta on a public tech forum to get it to stop. When he sent his secretary to 'clear it up' I explained it wasn't her job. It was his. I'm brazen like that. I have NO problem going straight to board members.
Keep that in your bag of next steps if you need to.
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