Automated sex chats

Here’s an example of a text message scam you may receive.

The sender may be listed as a full phone number, or as an SMS Short Code.

This particular example came from the SMS Short Code 707-65.

An SMS Short Code is an abbreviated number, or alias, used for SMS (text) messages.

Login to your AT&T wireless account, and click on your most recent bill.

Under the Bill Summary, browse down to each phone number, and click on the “ ” icon next to “Monthly Charges.” This will expand your monthly charges and show you the details you need to see in order to spot the fraudulent subscriptions, as illustrated below: Here you can see the line item AT&T Monthly Subscriptions towards the bottom.

Tour wireless provider should have a process in place to enable you to get reimbursed for SMS spam messages you receive.

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Adjust the date ranges and go back in time to make sure there aren’t any subscription charges you missed.

Charges will now be disabled by default, and a customer will have to specifically opt in to get charged.

While calling in to report your existing unsolicited monthly mobile subscriptions, there’s a couple things you can do to prevent monthly test message scam charges from recurring.

As you’ll see in the description, you can visit att.com/mobilepurchases to learn all about mobile purchases and how they work.

To actually cancel and dispute these charges, either call AT&T or visit this page: att.com/db.