Quote: Originally Posted by Lava King
Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260
If you have android, you can blacklist the number and you won't get anything from it.
In the first message, there are two phone numbers; in the second there are 8 phone numbers. I don't know which one is the original sender.
I haven't received any more, if I do, I'll go to Verizon and see what they say. They'll probably just try to sell me a new phone.
Here's an odd one for you. The power of suggestion?
I looked at your thread earlier in the day yesterday, but didn't reply, then about 9:30pm edt last night I received a phone call over our land line from the Bahamas (242)-325-3405 we have caller ID. Knowing of the Bahamian phone scam I thought I'd just let it ring and see what happened, but after 2 rings it stopped.
Here's something you can do with Verizon (Vz) see post #2: How do you report a Verizon wireless customer who is sending spam text messages?
This is how a Vz customer describes the above instructions in layman's terms: Post #10 | by tbtidmarsh
Lifehacker link with the Big 4 phone carriers, the Vz link will send you to the first link above; Post #2: Forward Spam Text Messages to 7726 to Report Them
The original Bahamian phone scam: snopes.com: 809 Area Code Scam
The variation. Here it describes how they play on a persons curiosity, it could be the reason my call lasted only two rings: PSA: Missed Call From A Mystery Number? Be Careful. | TechCrunch
More: How to Protect Yourself from Premium SMS Text Message Scams
We are on the Do Not Call registry but as you can see it doesn't stop all calls, but I can complain about this one. If you would like to sign-up if you're not already on, go here: https://www.donotcall.gov/