- 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.
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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.
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