Original topic:

Block Spam texts from email address on Watch

(Topic created: 04-26-2023 01:31 PM)
AlexAlexander
Astronaut
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Galaxy Watch

I am getting nothing but Spam/Phishing texts on my LTE Galaxy watch 5, I am not able to find an option to block these in either the default message app or switching to the Samsung message app on the watch. 

The messages are from random email addresses that are obviously fake; stating my Amazon, Netflix, Venmo accounts are on hold. Or package shipment info with a fake link.

On my phone, I can send these messages to a Spam folder, which blocks and forwards to ATT 7726 (SPAM). How can I do this on my watch?

I don't want to disable texting from my LTE watch number, as this defeats the purpose of having LTE, is there an option to sync watch texts with my phone?

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DECPDP15
Astronaut
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Galaxy Watch

Same thing here. I have exhausted the forums as well as the Samsung support staff -most have no clue. I get adverts offering discounts on woman's shoes. I'm a guy. Everyone points to the *more* option on the message, the 3 dots. On my phone when a text message is received - there is only blank space to the right of the message. I have seen an image that shows three dots - but not on my phone.  Hoping someone on this forum is smart enough to describe how to block a text message sender.

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cwinkler
Comet
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Galaxy Watch

I have an Active4. If I click on the Messages app, when it brings up the first message if I scroll all the way to the bottom of the list of choices there's an option to Block Number. There's also an initial option to STOP, but not sure what it would do.

CWinkler
Galaxy S10+, Active2, Active4
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DECPDP15
Astronaut
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Galaxy Watch
Thanks for the suggestion but opening the message app brings up all messages sent to my phone and nothing sent only to my watch. I don't see any of the watch-only texts. 😞
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singed68
Astronaut
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Galaxy Watch

I am using the Google messages app on my Galaxy watch 4 LTE. I am only getting a spam text on my watch LTE message account. There is no option to delete or block the spam text messages I receive. I have used the "STOP" reply feature successfully. This is supposed to block the sender from sending further texts. 

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