how do I get the 10-digit # from a text message so I can block it? (texts are from 065-061, 065-060, 065-019)
TheMeme
Newbie

how do I get the 10-digit # from a text message so I can block it? (texts are from 065-061, 065-060, 065-019)

The texts come through without a 10-digit phone number, and you can't block the text without a 10-digit number.

Thanks.

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tikibar1
Community Leader
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You might try forwarding the texts to SPAM (7726) and then reply to the return text you receive from Verizon.

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TheMeme
Newbie

Thanks for the suggestion, but, I'm not seeing any way to forward the text to SPAM (7726)

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Ann154
Community Leader
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Which phone are you using? Every phone should have the option to forward a text message. It is a matter of finding the exact steps to do so.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Jax_Omen
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block premium messaging (PSMS) and they will go away

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TheMeme
Newbie

Jax_Omen, thanks but if I do that then I won't be able to receive pics and videos from family.

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Ann154
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TheMeme wrote:

Jax_Omen, thanks but if I do that then I won't be able to receive pics and videos from family.

I have Premium Messages blocked through MyVerizon account and still receive pictures and videos via text message

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Jax_Omen
Specialist - Level 3

pics/videos are multimedia messages. That's a separate block.

premium messages are the annoying "spam" messages from 4-6 digit shortcodes, usually with a $9.99 monthly fee attached.

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TheMeme
Newbie

Jax_Omen, thanks, I found where I could block just the premium messaging.  We will see if that helps.

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TheMeme
Newbie

Ann154...I have an oldiemoldie Motorola Droid2

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Ann154
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TheMeme wrote:

Ann154...I have an oldiemoldie Motorola Droid2

Then a long press of the individual message will get you a dialog box with several options for the message including forwarding the message.

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TheMeme
Newbie

Ann154, thanks.  I received another spam text this morning.  I was able to forward the text message to Verizon Spam (7726).  Got a message back from Verizon "It is likely that your message came from a short code.  Please return to the original message and reply STOP."  Now at the end of the spam text it said to "reply BLOCK to stop this user" but I'm always hesitant to reply to a text in this manner for fear it will instigate even more spam.  But, it seems like the only option at this point.

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