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Spam message from my own phone number?
awkwardturtle31415

I just received a Text Message from "Me" (that is, my phone number).

It says:
"Free Msg: Your bill is paid for March. Thanks, here's a little gift for you: einsj46.xyz/MabOs44aoh"
below the message it says "not shown in Shared With You".

I'm not clicking the rando link. My bill was paid on March 7, so i don't think Verizon sent the message. Usually those come with "VZW FREE MSG:" at the beginning anyway.

I'm not sure how someone could send a message from my number. 

Has anyone else had this issue? What did you do?

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Re: Spam message from my own phone number?
Ravenchickie
Member

I had the same thing happen just now. I've been receiving multiple spam texts a day recently and every time I've used the hold down technique and Report Spammer function but this time it's from MY OWN number. I don't want to accidentally report myself if that's even possible but I also want it stopped. HELP?!

 

Re: Spam message from my own phone number?
cindyby
Member

I have the same.  We can't block ourselves..........what's the solution Verizon?

Re: Spam message from my own phone number?
jrodger7
Member

Check your message log on your bill too. The Verizon Network even logs it as your number. If it was a spoof, it would not log it as your number. The Verizon Network processed the message as coming from you, to yourself. This is a big problem. This is an internal network issue. 

Re: Spam message from my own phone number?
Beatle123
Member

I have the exact same problem- came this morning from my own number, Mar 28, 2022. Am not clicking on gift link, of course. Verizon, How will we know solution has been addressed?

Re: Spam message from my own phone number?
CuriousSnoo22
Member

There's a growing reddit thread about this as well.  It's definitely spam, but best to not even open the text either.

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/Visible/comments/tpqhv3/spam_text_from_my_own_number/

Re: Spam message from my own phone number?
accenttek
Member

I received the exact same message.  FYI, the link goes to a Russian State-Operated Live TV broadcast.

Re: Spam message from my own phone number?
eve08b
Member

I received the same message.  That's a bit concerning

Re: Spam message from my own phone number?
purplejazza
Member

Same thing happened to me this morning

 

Re: Spam message from my own phone number?
kanookalie
Member

Just received the same type of text from myself, so strange 

Free Msg: Your bill is paid for March. thanks, here's a little gift for you: crazy weblink