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Receiving Spam SMS Messages from 33333300x / 22222000x Numbers

Is anyone else receiving sexually explicit vulgar text messages ?

 

As the subject states is anyone else receiving vulgar sexually explicit text messages from numbers like 2220000 3333000 and so on ????? What are you doing about this ?

 

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Re: Receiving Spam SMS Messages from 33333300x / 22222000x Numbers

Hello, All

 

Thank you for reporting the issue.  We apologize for the inconvenience. Currently, a small percentage of Rogers customers are experiencing this issue of spam SMS messages being received on their wireless devices. Please do not click on any links included in these spam messages and delete these messages from your device. We are working diligently towards a resolution of this issue.

 

We encourage to send us a private message at @CommunityHelps so that we can register a case, thank you for your patience and understanding. 

 

Regards,

RogersMoin

 

PS: Thank you - @Meowmix

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Re: Receiving Spam SMS Messages from 33333300x / 22222000x Numbers

I'm getting the infernal things too. From the same numbers. It only just started. I normally would just delete them but they are coming in at 330 in the morning. I don't get it because I don't give my phone number to anyone except friends and family and none of them are spammers. What is Rogers going to do about this?

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Re: Receiving Spam SMS Messages from 33333300x / 22222000x Numbers

Hello @Victor43 & @totaljustice

Hey guys. Rogers is aware of the issue and is trying to block all communications between them and us as customers. Every carrier is having the same exact issue. My uncles phone with Bell is receiving the same text messages and so is some people I know with u Telus and Fido. It seems to be a huge problem for carrier to deal with as spammers are using different number every day for this. I am sure Rogers is working on a way to get this resolved.

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Re: Receiving Spam SMS Messages from 33333300x / 22222000x Numbers

Hello, All

 

Thank you for reporting the issue.  We apologize for the inconvenience. Currently, a small percentage of Rogers customers are experiencing this issue of spam SMS messages being received on their wireless devices. Please do not click on any links included in these spam messages and delete these messages from your device. We are working diligently towards a resolution of this issue.

 

We encourage to send us a private message at @CommunityHelps so that we can register a case, thank you for your patience and understanding. 

 

Regards,

RogersMoin

 

PS: Thank you - @Meowmix

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Re: Receiving Spam SMS Messages from 33333300x / 22222000x Numbers

About a week ago I got a stock market spam SMS from 333330001 and a few days ago a sexual text from 222220001. While all unsolicited spam texts from any source are annoying, I'm actually more offended by the stock market spam than the sexual one, but had no desire to reply to either one.

 

Now, here's the strange part. I have PayGo, so every incoming SMS costs me, yet these two have not appeared on my Transaction History.

 

Looks like Rogers is at least not charging me for them, if not blocking them.


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Re: Receiving Spam SMS Messages from 33333300x / 22222000x Numbers

I too have been getting these texts. I called rogers support today and the lady said that they are aware of the issue, and that she herself is also getting these spam texts. She mentioned that she would open a case and make note that my number is one of the numbers that is getting the spam texts.

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Re: Receiving Spam SMS Messages from 33333300x / 22222000x Numbers

Myself and my family members are getting these same messages, sometimes 2-3 in one hour. I searched the Web about it when I got the first one months ago but couldn't really find anything. Now that it's months later these things are coming in just about daily, and almost everyone I ask about them says they have gotten them too. I will make sure to contact Rogers aswell. My question to anyone else out there....have you received a phone call from these spam numbers? Or just texts.
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Re: Receiving Spam SMS Messages from 33333300x / 22222000x Numbers

Hey guys, I wanted to let you guys know a little background.

 

The "weird number" you guys see actually means that someone is sending spam from the Internet directly to your number. Most of these are achieved by "spambots" which randomly send text to randomized numbers. As it appears, Rogers already is aware of this issue so I wouldn't be surprised if they are looking at ways to block the incoming sender of these text messages to their network.

 

It is actually 'very' annoying, sometimes I hope that the entire telecom regulatory changes. Anyone else also receive weird calls that are spam telemarketers ? But if you ever call them back, it is some poor guy's cell number and don't know that they called you? Or receiving calls from someone saying that they missed your call from your phone number? Its because of VOIP, people are spoofing telephone numbers since they can basically identify their calling number as whatever number they wish. I wish our entire telephony system in Canada can move towards some 'authenticated caller' system which would truly identify that the call originated from a specific number that is 'unique'. Of course, same should apply to sending text messages as well to truly identify the originating number.

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Re: Receiving Spam SMS Messages from 33333300x / 22222000x Numbers

The only thing that has to happen is for the CRTC to outlaw any number used in telephone calls except for the real billing number.  There are two numbers in play, the billing number and the ID number, where the ID number can be set to whatever the user wants.  Not sure what the real term is for the ID number, but, that is the number that you see on your phone to identify whomever is calling. You never see the billing number.  If you did, you would know if you wanted to answer it or not.  Want to see something done.  Complain to the CRTC whenever you receive one of these spam messages.  Same goes for telemarketers that spoof someone else's phone number.  The only thing that the CRTC will respond to is public pressure to do something about these messages and annoying phone calls.



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Re: Receiving Spam SMS Messages from 33333300x / 22222000x Numbers

Just received this from (333) 330-000:

"Fr: zzofgekg53@pathfinance.org

Su:19809997057

DID THEY JUST TAAKE [sic] YOU OUT OF THE OVEN? CAUSE BOY, YOU'RE HOT."

 

Have also received another 3-4 similar in the past month.

 

Does Rogers have somthing similar to the AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon where subscribers can report text spam to their carrier free of charge by copying the text and sending it to SPAM (7726)?