Receiving Spam SMS Messages from 33333300x / 22222000x Numbers

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

Reading all these post and Rogers saying there working on it in June sounds like a bunch of lies.  I mean i'm getting these same spam messages in November now.What exactly are you doing about it Rogers,selling our numbers?For someone who has all Rogers services and pays 400 a month,its bull.

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

I'm tired of hearing the same line that its being worked on. Its the same story I get with the double text messages and that issue I created a ticket for back on May 9th. I get these spam messages and I've dared not create another ticket. 

 

But honestly these really need to stop and shouldn't have carried on this long. I dont know but are other providers having this issue?

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

Today when I turned my phone on I got 3 of these. I forwarded them to 7726.

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Checking my PayGo history, I see I was charged for receiving one SMS yesterday, probably when they were sent, but my phone hasn't been on for a couple of days. While charging me for getting one spam text is better than for three, it's still annoying. I'm not going to spend time on the phone to Rogers over 30 cents, but maybe I'll keep a record of what I get in a month and then call.


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

I agree! this is getting a bit ridiculous already. But I suspect ultimately there is nothing Rogers will be able to do because the spam messages will keep evolving and the people behind it will just get more creative and use different techniques to deliver them. Here's hoping it will actually be taken seriously.
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Re: Receiving Spam SMS Messages from 33333300x / 22222000x Numbers

Hi everyone, 
I've created a contact that has all the numbers that might be used. I've added the contact, blocked it and set it to do not disturb. 

 

I still get the text messages, but at least it doesn't interupt anything.

 

 

p.s. Rogers, please add these numbers to some kind of internal blocking system

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

Hi ericbarnes88,
Rogers can not add these numbers to some kind of internal blocking system because the number you see from the spam you receive is not an actual telephone number, its a special system number that rogers created to identify when people send you a message via email. The spammers are not spamming you via sms, they are spamming you by sending an EMAIL to yourphonenumber@sms.rogers.com or pcs.rogers,com address, yes everybody has one of these addresses they have existed before smart phones were around. now one of the reason they cant block them is because if someone were to send you a genuwine message to yournumber@sms.rogers.com or yournumber@pcs.rogers.com you would not receive it, and this is a service that they still support so they have to make sure it works for "valid" messages too. just keep pressuring them to stop the spam, if the spam doesnt stop, I dont mind if they shut down the @sms.rogers.com gateway completely.


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

That makes sense, then let us opt out of this feature. I don't know of anyone who has ever used it. Or allow us to create a list of permitted contacts
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Re: Receiving Spam SMS Messages from 33333300x / 22222000x Numbers

Great idea.  I'd love to opt out of this feature.  I'm getting these texts several times a day and it's getting very annoying.  I've never once, other than these spammers had someone send me a text via email.

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

I have been receiving these over the past several months. They mostly come in pairs at any hour of the day, one from 222220000 and one from 333330001. They seem mostly sexual in nature. I just received 2 more this morning. Maybe Rogers can be charged with disseminating porn?

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

This is getting ridiculous. I'm now getting a few of these a day, with no way of blocking them.