5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2012 7:53 PM by Kanarisaint
janchristoff Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I just got a sms. It says: "Ihre Nummer gewinnt heute! Gehen Sie auf http//:www.apfel.ch.gewinner.us und geben Sie den Code: 6310 ein, um Ihr kostenloses Produkt zu erhalten!" I know taht this is a spam sms. Does anyone know how to stop this? Thanks


iPhone 5, iOS 6.0.1
  • 1. Re: Spam sms
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)

    SMS/MMS is exchanged via your carrier's cellular network, so contact your carrier.

  • 2. Re: Spam sms
    janchristoff Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    They can't do anything! The sms doesn't cost me anything so it legal.. Do you know a possibility to block them? (In the US it might be possible but not here in Switzerland)

    Has maybe someone experiences with apps?

  • 3. Re: Spam sms
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)

    Not possible in the US, and since 3rd party apps don't have access to private iPhone API's which would be required for a 3rd party app to block the receipt of SMS/MMS along with needing access to your carrier's servers, no 3rd party apps are available for this.

  • 4. Re: Spam sms
    janchristoff Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    so do you know what I can do? it's really annoying :/

  • 5. Re: Spam sms
    Kanarisaint Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I also received this message: "Ihre Nummer gewinnt heute! Gehen Sie auf http://www.apfel.ch.gewinner.us und geben Sie den Code: 5138 ein, um Ihr kostenloses Produkt zu erhalten!" The number sending this was a USnumber: +1 (832) 955 4979.

     

    Maybe someone can help find out down who sends this and how they got my number!

     

    Thanks