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It started with a letter, then phone calls, and now it’s on your iPhone: Spam iMessages and text messages appear regularly. Spam is inconvenient, but it can also be dangerous. The websites that spam iMessages and texts connect to are meant to either earn the spammer a commission on a transaction or, more commonly, to steal the recipient’s credit card number and other personal information. In this article, I’ll teach you how to spot iMessage spam (it’s not always easy) and how to stop receiving spam iMessages and messages on your iPhone by looking at a real-world scenario.
The Spammer’s Formula
Spammers have been using a tried-and-true formula for years, and people still fall for it daily. There’s a terrific price on something, but it’s only available for a limited time, so act quickly! There’s generally a link to a website where you can receive the discount, and the link appears to be genuine. That’s how they get you, though. Spammers will try anything to persuade you to click on that link.
Recognizing Spam Is Harder Than It Used To Be
Verification by Google Text We used to exclusively receive text messages from our relatives and friends a few years ago. We now receive texts from businesses as well. Text messages are used by Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Google, and other companies to authenticate your identity and deliver you updates. McDonald’s holds contests where users text an entry code to a phone number and wait for a text answer to see if they’ve won.
Rules To Keep You Safe
It’s more difficult to distinguish between real and spam iMessages and texts. Here are a few pointers that I find useful:
- If you don’t recognize the sender, never open a link inside an iMessage or SMS message. It’s perfectly acceptable to click on links supplied to us by relatives and friends as long as they don’t appear malicious. If you’ve already done so, I’ll describe what you should do in the next section of this post.
- The only company that will send you iMessages is Apple. It’s spam if you get an iMessage from any other firm. Apple’s messaging program, iMessage, is only compatible with Apple gadgets. Look in the box where you put your reply at the bottom of the screen if you’re unsure whether the message you got is an iMessage or a conventional text message. Depending on the message you received, that box will say iMessage or Text Message.
An Awesome Example Of iMessage Spam
After receiving a spam iMessage from “Michael Kors,” my friend Nick recommended I write an article about iPhone spam. I recognized how good spammers had grown in the last few years when I watched it, so I decided to follow his suggestion. We’ll look at a real-world example of iPhone spam using Nick’s iMessage.
What The Spammer Does Well
The letter is visually appealing, and it makes use of emojis to distract the reader from the sender’s email address, which is the clearest sign its spam. iMessages sent to email addresses, on the other hand, aren’t always spam. It’s legal for iPods and iPads that don’t have phone numbers associated with their Apple IDs to send iMessages from their email addresses.
The spammer gives a lot of information. After all, why would a spammer go to such lengths to specify the amount of savings and discounts available when purchasing many items? It’s distracting, and the extra information lends credibility to the message.
Website addresses similar to legitimate company names (also known as domain names) are among the most successful tactics spammers use to fool customers into handing up their credit card information. www.mk-online-outlets-usa.com (not a link because you shouldn’t go there) poses as a Michael Kors outlet site in this case. It’s important to remember that anyone can register a domain name, even if it’s for a business. Right now, you can register michaelkorschristmasdeals.com for $12.
You Can Tell Which Website Is Fake, Right?
I went to the spammer’s website and was pleasantly pleased by what I saw: a well-designed, functional site that made me pause for a moment and consider, “Perhaps I was wrong about this.” Until I went back to do some more research.
Every domain name (including payetteforward.com) is registered in the WHOIS database, which is accessible worldwide. This database is open to the public and contains information on who owns a domain name and where it was registered. Although the websites are difficult to distinguish by looking at them, let’s look at the WHOIS records for michaelkors.com and mk-online-outlets-usa.com (click to see the WHOIS records, not the spammer’s website).
“Michael Kors, LLC” is the owner of michaelkors.com, and “NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC” registered the domain. “yiyi zhang” is identified as the owner; of mk-online-outlets-usa.com, and the domain was registered by “HICHINA ZHICHENG TECHNOLOGY LTD.” Looking at the WHOIS records for mk-online-outlets-usa.com, it’s clear that this isn’t a legitimate website.
I Already Clicked On A Link. What Do I Do?
If you’ve already clicked on a spam link, I recommend deleting all website data from your iPhone. This will not remove your bookmarks; instead, it will clear your browser history and the little files (known as cookies) that record data for websites. When you remove website data from your iPhone, you’re severing all ties between your iPhone and the website you viewed. To clear your history and website data, go to Settings -> Safari, scroll to the bottom, and touch Clear History and Website Data.
Even if you’ve already clicked on a link, you should be fine as long as you haven’t entered any personal information. If you purchased something after clicking on a link in a spam iMessage or text, I strongly advise you to contact your credit card company immediately.
How Do I Stop Getting Spam On My iPhone?
1. Report Spam To Apple
Report a faulty iPhone Spam on iMessage. Your iPhone will display “This sender is not in your contact list” whenever you get a message from an email address or phone number that isn’t in your contact list. Underneath the message, there’s a link that says “Report Junk.” To erase the message from your iPhone and email it to Apple, tap the blue lettering that says Report Junk.
2. Filter Unknown Senders
Did you know that the Messages app may be divided into two sections: Contacts & SMS and Unknown Senders? It’s a simple and effective approach to distinguish between legitimate iMessages and SMS and potential spam. Toggle the option to the right of Filter Unknown Senders in Settings -> Messages to enable it.
3. Block Numbers and Email Addresses
Blocking a spammer’s email address or phone number ensures that you will never hear from them again. When you block a contact on your iPhone, all communication from that person’s phone number and email address is blocked, including calls, iMessages, text messages, and FaceTime. Because phone calls, iMessages, and text messages are all stopped in the same way, my post on blocking unwanted calls on an iPhone shows how to accomplish so.
No More Spam! (At Least For Now…)
Spammers are constantly coming up with new techniques to deceive consumers. The spam we’re getting on our iPhones via iMessage and SMS messages is simply the newest tactic used by spammers. If I had one piece of advice for dealing with iPhone spam, it would be simply to be cautious. If an offer seems too good to be true, trust your instincts. We discussed the tactics spammers employ to make their iMessages appear real in this article and the measures you can take to stop receiving spam on your iPhone. I’d want to hear about your experiences with spam on your iPhone in the comments box below.
I hope you found this guide useful. If you’ve got any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to use the shape below.
1. On my iPhone, how do I stop Imessage spam?
- On your iPhone, go to Settings.
- Select Messages.
- The “Filter Unknown Senders” option is “Message Filtering.”
2. How can I block spam texts from appearing in my Imessage inbox?
Locate the text you want to block in your messaging app. Then, tap the three-dot icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
Then confirm by tapping the Block number option (or selecting Block contact).
3. Why am I now receiving spam SMS on my iPhone?
Those who send you spam text messages are most likely attempting to swindle you. The majority of spam text messages do not originate from another phone. They’re usually sent from a computer and delivered to your phone via an email address or an instant messaging account at no cost to the sender.
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