[Updated] The T-Mobile scam team is harassing text users, here’s how to prevent it

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The original story (from April 09, 2022) is as follows:

Founded in 1999, T-Mobile is a German telecommunications company operating in many countries around the world. In the United States, the company generated more than $ 68 billion in revenue and more than 104 million subscribers in the country.

The network also has strong 5G coverage across the United States. However, the company is facing class-action lawsuits after a data breach in August last year.

Adding to the problem, many T-Mobile subscribers claim to receive spam messages in group texts claiming to have paid the bill for March with a phishing connection (12,3,4,5).

You can see how the spam message looks like in the image below.

T-Mobile-spam-text-message-group
Proof

I have been getting a lot of spam text messages for the last one week for some reason. I use Google News, and it looks like the system detects these messages and automatically moves them to the Spam & Block section of Google News. The thing is, I do not want to receive text notifications every time a spam message is blocked. I have never experienced this in Samsung Messages, it just started to happen in Google Messages. Is there a way to disable notifications for spam messages?
(Source)

Spam text messages are non-stop. I receive spam texts 10 times a day, which come from the email address. Now for the last 2 days I have been getting a lot of group spam texts, which are still annoying because people are starting to respond to it, and now there is a series of texts coming from strangers and spammers that I do not know.
(Source)

Many subscribers are constantly frustrated with the ‘Free News: Your Bill for March’ scam and are wondering how to put an end to the T-Mobile spam text problem.

Users of Google Messages and not sure how to block group text on Android, follow the steps below to stop notifications when filtering spam messages.

Tap the Google Messages app. Tap the “i” icon. Tap Notifications> Notification Types> Disable “Spam Protection”. This will stop the app from notifying you that spam messages have been sent to the spam section of the app.
(Source)

If you have an iOS device and want to know how to block mass text on iPhone, try sending messages to 7726 and report it to T-Mobile. To prevent further contacts, you can block the sender and leave the group.

Hey! Spam can be reported by forwarding the entire message to 7726. The information you send to 7726 may be shared with government agencies and others working to combat spam and prevent fraud, deception and unfair practices. Spam and p … https://t-mo.cc/jkx63xj2qy
(Proof)

We hope that T-Mobile will soon find a way to prevent these fraudulent text messages. Rest assured, we will keep tabs on further improvements in this regard and will update this space as needed, so stay tuned.

Update 1 (April 10)

Noon 01:20 (True): T-Mobile has a dedicated page on SMS Spam, which explains the steps you can take if you receive spam text messages on your phone. You can access the page by title here.

Update 2 (April 11)

10:50 am (true): A T-Mobile employee has alleged that this is a known problem that affects all carriers. Also, some users (1, 2) have responded with ‘Stop’ to remove this message, which is not helpful.

Update 3 (April 12)

09:20 am (true): Android users can report this message as spam with the help of the steps mentioned on the official Google page.

Or you can follow the steps suggested by one of the affected users:

– Do not respond to text.

– Send each text to 7726 (SPAM)

Or

– (Android only) In Google News, hold down the dialog, click “Block”, check “Report Spam”, and click OK. (Source)

10:49 am (true): The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) has now published an article on what to do if users receive such fraudulent messages. You can read the full article here.

Update 4 (April 13)

09:37 am (true): Affected users can also report these fraudulent messages on Google’s official phishing page.

Update 5 (April 14)

10:23 am (true): D-Mobile’s Scam Shield application protects users from spam and fraudulent calls. Therefore, users can install this application to block and report these spam messages.

Update 6 (April 15)

09:42 am (true): T-Mobile support on Twitter has now confirmed the detection of a new spam attack. Also, they work to update texts that block their filters with known malicious links.

As we detect new spam attacks, we are updating our filters to prevent texts containing known malicious links. Do not click on links or respond to a group of people who do not know you, and report spam by sending a message to 7726 (SPAM). ^ Marcy Rivas (Proof)

Update 7 (April 16)

09:55 am (true): T-Mobile is now available Suggests Affected users running the Scam Block feature. To enable it, users need to dial # 662 # on their phones.

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