by MaxKarat
Explorer

Texts from random numbers, some from 2011!

For the last week i have been receiving SMS text messages from random numbers, for example the number "19" or "194479844432101705231002". Some of the text messages will just be blank, while others will just be characters and symbols. Some of the texts will be received with a sent time near enough the same whereas others can have a send date of 2011!

 

This sounds like a hack to me so I've been deleting the messages and blocking the numbers however there seems to be more of these numbers texting me.

 

Has anyone got any clue to what this is??

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EE Community Support Team
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Re: Texts from random numbers, some from 2011!

Hi @MaxKarat

 

Have you set you set up a Two-step verification for Apple ID for your device?

 

If not, set it up and the Apple help and support page will explain what to do.

 

Cheers

 

Richard

 

🙂

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by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Texts from random numbers, some from 2011!

@MaxKarat   No one is trying to hack your device they could be trying to hack your iTunes account.  

 

Go HERE and put your email address that you use for your iTunes account, I will say if your account has been under attack.  If it has change your iTunes password and setup 2 stage authentication on your iTunes account. 

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EE Community Support Team

Re: Texts from random numbers, some from 2011!

Hi @MaxKarat

 

Thanks for coming to the community for support 🙂

 

Can you confirm what kind of phone you are using?

 

Have you been charged for any of the numbers?

 

Thanks

 

Richard

 

🙂

by MaxKarat
Explorer

Re: Texts from random numbers, some from 2011!

Hi @Richard_C,

 

Im using an iPhone 7+. I have unlimited texts so i havent been charged.

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by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Texts from random numbers, some from 2011!

@MaxKarat  Unlimited texts are only for none chargeable numbers that you send a text too. 

by MaxKarat
Explorer

Re: Texts from random numbers, some from 2011!

@Chris_B I have also checked and there have been no charges

by
EE Community Support Team
Solution

Re: Texts from random numbers, some from 2011!

Hi @MaxKarat

 

Have you set you set up a Two-step verification for Apple ID for your device?

 

If not, set it up and the Apple help and support page will explain what to do.

 

Cheers

 

Richard

 

🙂

by MaxKarat
Explorer

Re: Texts from random numbers, some from 2011!

Ive set up two step authentication, i have also chnaged my itunes/icloud password as well.

 

Thank you

by
EE Community Support Team

Re: Texts from random numbers, some from 2011!

Great @MaxKarat

 

That's great that you've set that up.

 

Thanks for letting us know.

 

Cheers

 

Richard

 

🙂

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