I got spam text messages on my cell phone

United States
December 11, 2011 7:29pm CST
I got two separate text messages today. One came from the East Coast and one came from the West Coast but the message was similar. I think that it is the same person or company. I searched the numbers and it brought me to a site called Mr.Numbers who monitors spam. Apparently others have gotten the same spam as me today. Is there any way to stop these text messages. I am with AT&T. Can they help? Should I send a message back to the spammers telling them to stop? I have called back the phone numbers from my home land line and get messages that voice mail is not set up. The spam came from other cell phones.
4 responses
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
15 Dec 11
You know, though it doesn't happen to me on a regular basis, there are some times that I do get some spam messages on my cell phone and it is something that really does drive me insane, but I know that they are harmless for the most part. I have unlimited text messaging on my cellular phone, so the spam messages are not costing me anything at all except for the time that it takes to delete them off of my phone.
• United States
15 Dec 11
Fortunately, I have had no problems since the other day. I only have 200 text messages per month. That includes incoming messages. I would have to pay a lot for over 200 messages. Spammers could use up most of my text messages. I was real upset to get two back to back the other day. I was afraid that it would continue but as said I have not had another one since.
@GardenGerty (103964)
• United States
12 Dec 11
Since you use AT&T I would at least ask them the best way to deal with these spammers. I am not that familiar with what you can and cannot do on cell phones.
• United States
12 Dec 11
Well, the did not hit me last night. I just checked my cell phone and believe me I was afraid to look. I have a limitted plan. I buy 200 text message a month and never go over. It can really add up if it does. I do not need spammers to use up my messages. If it continues, I will call AT&T. I believe that it is illegal to spam cell phones.
• Indonesia
12 Dec 11
I had same case as you it was about ten years when I got my first hand phone. Someone text me saying that I won quiz and the present was a car it added. I was quite surprised how I won a car. Then, I called the number back and he said that I need to give him my bank account detail. I have been through all those step. In short, I knew that he was scam I didn't knew because I was newbie on phone. I learned this lesson and now I know I would never take respond to who text me like that. My suggestion for you is to be better obeying him and never calling or sending him text. I was sure he hacked your number and every time you tried to call him, he would charge out of your authorization. Keep away your self from the work like it. Okay
• United States
12 Dec 11
I do not plan to call the person back. It was a text message and I was sent spam. I am going to call AT&T tomorrow and see what they advise. Thanks for your info. There are a lot of crooks out there. I guess that they can not get real job.
@ferbjohn69 (1129)
• Philippines
12 Dec 11
This is what I hate about cellphones.Anyone can get my number and send me so many unwanted text messages.The same is happening to my right now,but it isn't the coast that is sending me messages;they are my friends.Some just took my number from my other friends and keep on sending me unimportant text messages like ''how are you?'' or ''hi'' all the time.Most of the time they send me more than five copies of just one text message.It is easy for them to send too many messages because they have unlimited texting plan.:(I hate it.
• United States
12 Dec 11
I have a home land line and almost never use my cell phone. I give only a few people the phone number. I pay for 200 text messages a month and seldom text but spammers could use up my allowance fast. You might want to buy an unlimited text message plan. It would be cheaper than going over because additional text messages cost so much.