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frustrated_oc
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎05-15-2013
My Device: Curve
My Carrier: Virgin
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How do I get rid of BBM Spam?

My phone is filling up with spam BBmessages - all junk/ unreadable/ foreign characters. It went quiet for a whil

e but I have had over 500 so far this afternoon alone. I have deleted messenger, but they just appear on my mainscreen. I have changed my blackberry ID and associated email; I have deleted my emails and email clients and have switched off wifi, but still the messages are appearing - another 8 while I've been typing this!

Can anyone help?:Helpsmilie:

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Teaboy1748
Posts: 1,093
Registered: ‎03-24-2011
My Device: Q10/ Z10 / 9900 / PlayBook / 9700 / 8900
My Carrier: ATT

Re: How do I get rid of BBM Spam?

Did you leave your pin on random social sites and random websites? That may be the issue for all the random bbm spam.
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frustrated_oc
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎05-15-2013
My Device: Curve
My Carrier: Virgin

Re: How do I get rid of BBM Spam?

Hi Teaboy,

I don't use social sites and as far as I am aware I have not left my pin (I assume you mean BB ID p/w?) on any sites, apart from Blackberry World.  In fact I have changed my BB ID username (email address) & password.

It doesn't seem to relate to email accounts though, when I opened one it was 'Received Using: Peer to Peer To: 23AF2249 From: 25D71008, Title: <$RemoveOnDelivery,SuppressSaveInSentItems> BLACKBERRYMESSENGERINVITESTAGE2, <<no text>> then gibberish.

I have checked a few more and they are all sent to 23AF2249.

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Teaboy1748
Posts: 1,093
Registered: ‎03-24-2011
My Device: Q10/ Z10 / 9900 / PlayBook / 9700 / 8900
My Carrier: ATT

Re: How do I get rid of BBM Spam?

when i mean the PIN is the letter & number special identification code like the 25D71008. i am not sure if that is your code. If people have these code they are spam you. for invite and send you message on BBM.

The other thing i can think of is your phone was bought used?? that is the only other reason all these random people know your Blackberry PIN
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frustrated_oc
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎05-15-2013
My Device: Curve
My Carrier: Virgin

Re: How do I get rid of BBM Spam - PIN messages?

Thankyou for this - I had no idea what the Pin was or what pin messages are; I have no idea what my pin is nor how these people could have got my pin - I bought the phone new and have never used this facility. They are all spam as many appear to be Arabic or Hindi(?) script and others just random letters & numbers.

However, your note gave me an idea and I have now found my pin (Options/ Status) and learned what pin messages are. I have now blocked incoming Pin messages (Options/ Security/ Firewall) and it seems to work (12 blocked while sending this!).

Hopefully this will help others with the same problem, though I still have no idea how they got my pin.

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