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Upsetting text spam- anyone else?
So I've always been really careful about my information (this is especially about my phone number) and for the most part I've been satisfied, and felt like I do a pretty good job about not getting creepy phone calls, texts, emails, other things like that.
Now, twice today I've gotten this really irritating text
hey Abby ! This is Jenny. Plz add my y@h00 so we can chat a bit, its: "sntowlekassandra"
how's it going Abby ! This is Jenny. Plz add Y!M so we can chat a bit, its: wallace1katarina
Always from different numbers, so the problem isn't blockable.
Since I don't GET spam, there was a reasonable amount of stress following the first text where I had to figure out what was going on, who the hell Jenny was, and whether I could do anything about it. Once I decided it had to be spam I asked my sister about it.
Long story short, she and at least one of her coworkers had exactly the same text messages.
I'd really like to know if anyone else is dealing with this, right now we're suspicious that it would be something with FB (we once got instant text updates- so the website had our number at one time, not a decision I'm happy about,) Verizon Wireless(one of the few places that would have our name and number,) or our bank, which the three of us have in common (my sister and her coworker being employees so its not that big of a coincidence.)
If anyone else has gotten these text messages, I'd love to hear about it, since I really can't find any information on the source so far. These texts are pretty upsetting as a privacy issue (and since they have been coming at all hours of the night) so I want some answers.