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Fraudulent text messages

(Topic created: 09-20-2022 01:09 PM)
jojo1990
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How can I block unknown numbers or fraudulent text messages from coming? 
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user365170tdJ15
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Hello @jojo1990!
Spam is extremely common nowadays, and I personally use Hiya along with some other settings to prevent or flag spam.

The first thing you asked ("How can I block unknown numbers...") can be done through Phone App > 3 Dots Menu > Settings > Block numbers and then select "Block unknown/private numbers". Keep in mind that if you toggle that on, it basically makes it so that only contacts you have can reach you. Be careful with this setting.

The second thing you asked ("fraudulent text messages...") can be done many ways, the method I use, is to install Google Messages and then allow Google to scan for fraudulent text messages. I've had about 30 in the last 3 months go to the spam and blocked folder.

I hope this helps, and if you have any other questions, please reply to this.

Thank you and have a great day!
-SteadyStatus21
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