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natashaoriley
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IS THIS TRUE... when do we know when a bc is from blackberry.

>:smileysurprised: Raak kwaad? Bbm is closing down for 24 hrs . It starts by your dp not changing then all your contacts disapear then your phone gets wiped .If you bc this message and code , bbm will stay as normal! Pass it on to everyone so nothing bad happens ..... #288GH297POBetter safe than sorry. (( Jammer julle ek haat dit ook!! )) Dit het met almal gebeur wat dit nie ge bc het nie

Its true I googled it
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Re: IS THIS TRUE... when do we know when a bc is from blackberry.

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

It is false...if you have that person as a contact, remove them.

Good luck!

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natashaoriley
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Re: IS THIS TRUE... when do we know when a bc is from blackberry.

Thanks. But if something like this would happen, would it be over a bc.
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Re: IS THIS TRUE... when do we know when a bc is from blackberry.

I don't know what you mean by "bc"...

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natashaoriley
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Re: IS THIS TRUE... when do we know when a bc is from blackberry.

Broadcast.
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sdgardne
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Re: IS THIS TRUE... when do we know when a bc is from blackberry.

Still false. Anyone can send a broadcast message. I know of no channels where any such message would be authentic.

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natashaoriley
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Re: IS THIS TRUE... when do we know when a bc is from blackberry.

Ok thanks- so if blackberry would be off or what so ever it would be sent over a bc.
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sdgardne
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Re: IS THIS TRUE... when do we know when a bc is from blackberry.

I have never known BlackBerry to send any BBM messages of any kind (broadcast or otherwise) regarding anything at all. Any such messages you receive would, IMHO, be a hoax perpetrated by a user (likely a BBM contact of yours, or at least propagated by them), not something official from BlackBerry.

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If anyone has been helpful to you, please show your appreciation by clicking the button inside of their post. Please click here and read, along with the threads to which it links, for helpful information to guide you as you proceed. I always recommend that you treat your BlackBerry like any other computing device, including using a regular backup schedule...click here for an article with instructions.
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natashaoriley
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Re: IS THIS TRUE... when do we know when a bc is from blackberry.

Thanks a million...
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Re: IS THIS TRUE... when do we know when a bc is from blackberry.

HOWEVER, if you get a 'bc' from a Nigerian prince claiming you've inherited his $50 million dollar fortune, by all means it could be true. :smileywink:




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