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Thursday, November 12th, 2020 10:23 PM

Spam Text Messages

I have been put into a group chat with 19 other people and I have blocked all of them, but a different hotmail email will send all 19 of us spam text messages. This has been happening for awhile now and I am getting extremely frustrated with it. I will block the hotmail email but then a different one will send a new message to the same 19 numbers, including mine. I am unsure of how to make this stop, someone please help. 

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3 years ago

Greetings @JessNicole147,


Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We understand how infuriating it can be receiving unwanted spam texts as well on email. 


Allow us to give you the tools and methods that can be used against Spammers, Fraudsters, etc.  Here are different ways you can defend yourself from texting scams

  • Alert AT&T by forwarding the suspicious text to 7726 on your device. Messages forwarded to 7726 are free. They don't count toward your text plan. If you're not able to view the number, forward us the entire message to


  • You can forward a suspicious text message to the Anti-Phishing Working Group at or report it to the FTC.


Jacob, AT&T Community Specialist 

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