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Spamming yourself: new text message spam from your own number baffles Verizon customers
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Verizon is grappling with a new breed of text spamming.
The spam is confounding Verizon customers because the text message appears to be coming from your own number.
A Verizon Community forum is bustling with dozens of posts from confused users wondering why this is happening. As is Twitter.
A typical spam text says, "Free Msg: Your bill is paid for March." In some cases, it’s followed by an offer for a free gift, according to the Verizon Community forum. Or, in other cases, a link in the text directs people to what appears to be a Verizon customer survey that thanks you for paying your Verizon bill on time, as reported by CNET.
This is a variation on the theme of same number phone spamming, says Bill Versen, President, Communications Market at TNS.