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How-to Block & report Spam text messages on your Verizon phone

Discussion in 'General Verizon Service' started by jdeg, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. jdeg

    jdeg Administrator Staff Member

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    Every once in a while you might notice that you get a text message that is pure spam. Most of the time these messages are sent from email to your Verizon text email address (number@vtext.com) Luckily Verizon allows you to block such messages for free. Here's how to do it:

    From My Verizon Home:
    1. Mouse over the "My Verizon" tab
    2. Select "Manage Verizon Family Safeguards & Controls" (under My Plans & Services)
    3. Under Internet Spam Blocking click View Details & Edit
    4. From here you can block individual email addresses (up to 15) or select the check boxes for "Block all text messages sent from the web" and "Block all text messages sent from email". You can apply these settings to individual lines.
    5. Additionally you can forward the spam message to 7726. You should then get a reply where you can send back the address where the spam was sent from.
     



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  2. JamieLee

    JamieLee Member

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    I've never had this problem before that I can remember. It is a good idea to have it set though. I will probably apply these settings just so I won't have to worry about it in the future. Thanks!
     
  3. GetAway

    GetAway New Member

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    This is exactly what I was looking for, I just knew I would find the information over here! I've been getting some strange text messages lately and would love to be able to stop them.
     
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    Ledsteplin Member

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  5. Anita

    Anita New Member

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    I've been wondering how to do this! When I first bought my Verizon phone, I never got spam texts, but now I'm getting them almost daily. It's absolutely ridiculous and had me seriously considering changing my number. I hope this works.
     

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