01-31-2011 09:06 AM
Not being familiar with BBM, I recently added it to my phone with no security options turned on. Friday I received a ton of requests (from unknown people) to add mine to their contact lists, which I declined. They each were removed from my message list when I declined them. However, one of the messages will not go away. I have clicked "decline" and have attempted to delete the message, neither of which has had any effect.
I have since blocked incoming PIN messages in my firewall with exceptions of "Contacts" and "Specific Addresses".
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03-12-2011 10:06 AM
To delete the message from your Messages folder, try this:
Open your Messages folder. Highlight the date just above the message in question. Click the menu button, which is the BB button to the left of the trackpad. Select Delete Prior>Delete. If the message remains there, remove your battery while your phone is powered on then replace it a few seconds later. The message should be gone upon reboot.
As for someone getting your PIN, there is really only way for them to do so and that's for you to give it to them. If this is not the case, perhaps you're using a secondhand phone in which the previous owner gave his/her PIN to others? If it's neither of those options, then I'm out of ideas.
Hopefully we get rid of that message at the very least.
03-15-2011 01:20 PM - edited 03-15-2011 01:21 PM
The battery pull worked, although it seems like a crude approach. I'm just curious as to how I got a random request from someone I certainly don't know - are Blackberrys prone to 'spamming', if this is the correct term ? I have bought the Blackberry mainly for fast access to emails - at present I don't use BBM and can't figure out how I received a contact request.
03-15-2011 03:05 PM - edited 03-15-2011 03:05 PM
In my case the message seemed to disappear one day on its own; I likely had popped the battery out in the interim so it's a good bet that that cured mine also. As for the PIN question, my phone is a new phone and I didn't share the PIN. In fact, the scenario was that I got the phone on a Tuesday and installed BB Messenger Wednesday. I didn't use it, then Friday evening we went out to dinner and while we were waiting on a table my phone started going nuts with incoming requests (got about 50-60 in 20-30 minutes). Since blocking PIN messages in my firewall in late January I have seen 3 or 4 of these requests. Another website recommended that users search the web for their PIN as they are sometimes posted by nefarious people, but I was a little hesitant to stick my PIN in everyone's search cache.
06-20-2011 09:56 AM
Hi Just seen your post i have exactly the same problem
i have a request and i cannot decline accept or ignore it its just sitting in my notifications i have taken the battery out and that hasnt worked. HELP!!!