Darren S Posted April 1, 2008 Share Posted April 1, 2008 Ironically, I was just discussing this with my boss and lo and behold I received one today. It was a text message to my cell phone though looks like it was sent from an email account. Any ideas how to combat these or gather more information about them? Can the cell phone carrier find the "Header" of the text message even though I can not? My text message has a "From" address of Staton[at]micastillo.com with a txt of, "(IDGI) wondering if ya wanted some 1 to chat with online Samantha.weveonlyforg. com" (I left the space between the "." and the "com" as that is how it appears and might help someone else if they search here). "micastillo.com" points to 18.104.22.168 which is an account from CWIE, LLC in Tempe, AZ with a "good" status while "weveonlyforg.com" points to 22.214.171.124 which is a Comcast account in NJ and noted as "poor" (i.e. lots of RBL listings). I'm sure if I make my "Reply To" email as "bgates[at]microsoft.com" then that this is how it will appear in a text message but I haven't tested this but I am assuming the email address I received is not valid but spoofed. I understand Verizon Wireless (my carrier) has a place to sign up in order to not receive any text messages from an email source but sometimes I will actually email my phone or others will so I don't want to eliminate that option until necessary. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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