August 6, 2022
Wireless Customers Report Spike in Spam Texts from Their Own Numbers

Wireless Customers Report Spike in Spam Texts from Their Own Numbers

Wireless customers are receiving spam texts from their own numbers at higher rates, with the schemes mostly affecting Verizon subscribers…

People have largely gotten used to receiving spam texts from unfamiliar numbers in their area codes — a practice known as neighborhood spoofing. But, something much less experienced is people receiving texts from their own numbers. But lately, there’s been a steep rise in this phenomenon and it mostly affecting Verizon subscribers at this time. (Though patrons of other carriers are experiencing the same too.)

Wireless Customers Report Spike in Spam Texts from Their Own Numbers

Recently, there’s been a spike in incidents, with customers reporting. Receiving spam texts from their own phone numbers. Usually, it’s a link within a billing message that promises a free gift. Of course, the link isn’t legitimate and there is no gift, it’s merely a scheme to steal personal and/or financial information.

The messages are designed to look genuine, as well as the destination pages, but as everyone should know, wireless carriers don’t send out random billing messages with enticing rewards. Rewards. Right now, Verizon customers are the ones receiving the most erroneous messages and the company advises anyone who gets such a text to forward it to 7726.

Other carriers are advising their subscribers to report spam texts to their official resources. Obviously, anyone who receives the spoofed communication should not click on the link and then block the sender’s number.

Savannah Marie

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