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cannot block Class 0 Flash SMS messages on iPhone

rakerman
I've Been Here Awhile

There is a kind of SMS message called Class 0 or Flash SMS that pops up immediately, cannot be blocked, and ignores Do Not Disturb settings.  This is an incredibly intrusive message and is now being used by spammers.

 

I have an iPhone 6S with iOS 9.2.1

 

How can I disable this functionality?  Will Rogers block all Class 0 messages from its network?

 

I do not want my nights and days to be interrupted with SMS messages I cannot block.

 

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Re: cannot block Class 0 Flash SMS messages on iPhone

Hi @justletmepost

 

Thank you for your patience, depending on the make, model and the software version of your device, there maybe a dedicated SMS blocking app you can use to block these types of spam messages.  You can report the text messages you keep getting from the 9-digit numbers to the Spam Reporting Centre here.

 

Hope this helps,

RogersArthur

 

Re: cannot block Class 0 Flash SMS messages on iPhone

Also getting bombarded by these 9-digit SMS spammers. This is getting pretty frustrating given its at least one or two per day.

Re: cannot block Class 0 Flash SMS messages on iPhone

Hi @rootstyle,

 

Thank you for your post and welcome to the Community Forums!Smiley Happy

 

I can imagine how frustrating it must be to receive the 9-digit SMS one or two times per day. Please send us a private message to our @CommunityHelps for us to take a look at your account. You can click here to access your inbox or click here to learn more about our Private Messaging system.
  

Thanks,

RogersArthur

 

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Re: cannot block Class 0 Flash SMS messages on iPhone

ehcustomer
I've Been Around

same issue but on an iphone 5 os 9.2.1... recieved the message at 5 am this morning... should I be worried about my phone/information on my phone? Do you have a solution for these messages?

Re: cannot block Class 0 Flash SMS messages on iPhone

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor
Hello @ehcustomer

Nothing to be worried about. They are spam messages just like those spam calls on home phones about duck cleaning and such.

Re: cannot block Class 0 Flash SMS messages on iPhone

gf50
I've Been Around

Very annoying SMS protocol!

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