spam texts - WTF??

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Gomez, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Gomez

    Gomez Well-Known Member

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    since I got my superphone, been getting a few of these everyday
    basically paying for an ad I don't want
    may as well rape me with my own penis
     
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    h5htyt76757j Chyea Chyea Banned User

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    Spam texts > Rafa Nadal
     
  3. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

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    Ive been getting hammered. Everything from Iphones or Ipads to walmart gift cards...:facepalm:
     
  4. Gomez

    Gomez Well-Known Member

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    anyone know how to stop this shit?
     
  5. Napoleon V2

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    Is this a new thing?
    I've never heard of such nonsense before
     
  6. nazdrowie

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    DrSublux Who am dis VIP

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    I find your av disturbing yet mildly erotic.
     
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    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    technically a voicemail converted to txt.


    shit cant be stopped
     
  9. Napoleon V2

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    Shits in canada now too?
    Fuuuuuu
     
  10. mattyfishrip197

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    i got one yesterday...it said look at my photos ...but then it was an ad from some facebook account...i have verizon they told me they have had a lot of complaints but cant stop it....
     
  11. Peau de Soie

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    I called AT&T mobile, and pursued this, trying to report the spamming number. The idiot kept telling me to RESPOND to the spam to opt out! I kept saying how that violated every good antispam practice known to man (i.e., never respond to spam and verify your receipt of it) and kept asking him to add the number to a list of spammers that surely AT&T must maintain. He said there was none. I said I guess they really don't care about text spam using up people's airtime, and he actually said THAT'S CORRECT.

    AT&T and a BlackBerry is a confluence of suck. Stay away from AT&T, for everything.

    (Also, I was under the impression that it was actually illegal to spam a cell phone number.)
     
  12. Gomez

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    Thanks, this is pretty fucked up, I have AT&T, too and am not a fan of paying for shit I don't want. Each one I get costs me 20 cents. I mean shit, what's wrong with this picture??
     
  13. Shivvy

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    I've been getting them too
     
  14. Peau de Soie

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    Besides the fact that it costs AT&T exactly $0.00 for each SMS text message they transmit (since it's carried in unused bandwidth as part of cell signalling)?
     
  15. La Flama Blanca

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    I started getting them a week ago and added my # to the FCC "do not call list" (yes for cells).

    I also reported half the numbers by completing this long ass form. So far I haven't gotten one
    in almost 3 days, but I did receive a few after placing myself on the do not call list.

    https://www.donotcall.gov/register/reg.aspx
     
  16. Peau de Soie

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    Thanks, La Flama. The money shot info seems to be at http://www.fcc.gov/guides/spam-unwanted-text-messages-and-email

    They're illegal, and yet not illegal if they're SMS only and don't give a URL. Fucking ridiculous, no?


     
  17. Capn Crud

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    My wife has gotten a couple risque photos on her work phone along with texts and the occasional sexy message. She hasn't told the person the the one they are trying to fuck changed his number.