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Scammer using my number

(Topic created: 06-19-2021 10:14 AM)
Janetneedshelp
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Help. I've gotten two sets of messages from groups of 19 numbers each responding to a message apparently using my number.  Does anyone know how this happens and how I can block it? I've already deleted all the numbers,  but I realize that's probably pointless. 
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Andytheman
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Ask the host to be taken out of the group?
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Janetneedshelp
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Apparently, I AM the host. It's like a scammer has used my number to text these people
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Andytheman
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Close down the group if that's the case. It's worth i try. If you can't, I don't know what to tell you.
Andytheman
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Some phones in contacts I believe you can turn off group messaging. You can try that for a while or change your phone number. Just a thought.
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As others have said, you should leave the group and possibly even block all the numbers that you don't want contacting you.

I also recommend doing a virus scan on your phone. You may have accidentally given a malicious application permission to use your phone or messaging.
WAO71421
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Contact your service provider or download Truecaller