Solved: Scam Text after updating to iOS 6.1

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olabola

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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.
 

Cheeseball81

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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?
 

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.
 

Cheeseball81

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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)
 

olabola

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