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Solved: Scam Text after updating to iOS 6.1

Discussion in 'Apple Mobile Devices' started by olabola, Feb 5, 2013.

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  1. olabola

    olabola Thread Starter

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    I followed the instructions on my iPhone 4 this morning and updating to the new firmware iOS 6.1. There were no problems noted during the process and all seemed fine until I checked my phone and saw that I had a new text message. Immediately after updating I received a text from [email protected] that said "you have won 1st in our contest! Your personal winning number: S3M2 BestBuySurprise.Mobi"

    A quick google search identifies this as a scam, but should I be concerned? I have never received such a text before and I certainly do not want to start getting them now.
     
  2. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    I've gotten on occasional spam text on my iPhone, my husband as well. We just delete them. It happens so infrequently.
    Who is your cell provider?
     
  3. olabola

    olabola Thread Starter

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    Verizon
     
  4. olabola

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    So, delete the message and move on, right?
     
  5. foxidrive

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    It's not likely to be related to the iOS update. Me thinks it is coincidence - I seldom use my mobile and yet I get the occasional one too.
     
  6. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    I agree here.
     
  7. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    Yes I'd recommend deleting it and just moving on.

    If you find it starts happening frequently, usually cell providers have something in a plan that can block spam texts (there is usually a monthly fee though)
     
  8. olabola

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    I got another one today but from a different address.
     
  9. olabola

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    If I do continue to get these messages, any Idea where to call, text, or turn to?
     
  10. foxidrive

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    They are similar to email spam. Just delete them.
     
  11. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    Since you have Verizon, you could log into your account and change your settings there. I did some googling and it said go to “My Plans & Services” and choose “Verizon Safeguards.” Click on “Call & Message Blocking.” Enter the offending Device Number, then click “Save.”
    Take from here: http://support.verizonwireless.com/faqs/TXT messaging/faq.html
     
  12. olabola

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    Thanks!:)
     
  13. Cheeseball81

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    You're welcome (y)
     
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