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Block spam Messages

(Topic created on: 27-04-2022 05:03 PM)
Bex_anastasia
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Galaxy S10 Series
Hi, i am getting spam messgaes all the time from random numbers who are sending me links which are most likely malware. Are there any ways to block these messages instantly because they dont use the same numbers.
Thank You.
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Blessed4life
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Galaxy S10 Series
Hi, I know if you're using Google messages all you have to do is hold down the message until a menu pops up the select the circle with the line in the middle then select block message & you're good to go.Screenshot_20220428-041201_Samsung Members_1908_1651115608.jpg
JAMES4578
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Galaxy S10 Series

Hi @Bex_anastasia The inbuilt Hiya app  can block Spam calls and I believe Messages too.  In phone Go to Settings-Caller ID and Spam Protection, tap on that.   Ensure Block Spam and scam calls. There is option to block all calls or only high Risk. See more in this article  which also mentions 3rd party apps.  https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-block-texts-on-samsung-galaxy/    

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antikythera
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Report them via SMS to 7726 which is the official UK nuisance call reporting number for what used to be the data protection offices. It still works but I don't recall what they call themselves nowadays. The number spells SPAM if you ever forget what to use. You can actually forward the message as you received it to that number
Bex_anastasia
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I would do all of these ideas however, there are many different numbers doing the same thing i though you could use a phrase or something to automatically block the spam messages with malware links
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antikythera
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Well you can turn off auto-download of MMS in messages settings which will reduce the risk of side attacks from images or videos with dodgy embedded links. As for the other stuff turn on spam protection but you still need to report some of these messages or they won't learn the new behaviour patterns to filter them out
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