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Strange texts from 02 lately.

Anonymous
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I have received two MMS texts from: 02more@o2.com which both ask me to download something - I haven't as of yet.

 

Also just received one from: O2_Alert saying "You've been sent a media message from 02More@o2... View it at www.o2.co.uk/m by typing in your mobile number and pin: *****

 

Are these from O2 or what?

 

Thanks, Chris.

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perksie
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FAQs on O2 More here:

 

http://www.o2more.co.uk/FAQs

To support Disasters Emergency Committee: http://www.dec.org.uk/appeals text Nepal to 70000 to send £5

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Anonymous
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I have read this, but it doesn't apply.  Notice the messages are from 0(zero)2More@o2.com

 

This doesn't seem to be official?

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perksie
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Forward it to 7726 (O2 spam reports).

 

http://www.o2.co.uk/support/generalhelp/howdoi/safetycontrolandaccess/spam

To support Disasters Emergency Committee: http://www.dec.org.uk/appeals text Nepal to 70000 to send £5

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Anonymous
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Sorry I didn't put this previously, I have already tried forwarding it but there is no forward option.  Either because it's coming from an email (evidently not an actual number) or just because it is an MMS I need to download.  But no, I cannot forward it.

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My guess it's a MMS message because of no object being attached to an e-mail. You only need to send a 3Kb pixel for it to be a valid MMS.

 

 

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Anonymous
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Incase you need it, one is 974KB and the other is 43KB.

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I don't think it's relevant about the size as such although 300K is standard size for a MMS.  Some networks can send larger MMS than others. Also remember MMS/message gateways can be set up on the internet.

 

 

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Anonymous
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I'm basically just wondering if these are files actually meant for me and should be downloaded?  Or are they spam/malware etc etc?

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Anonymous
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Well if it's from 0(zero)2 then I think you can draw your own conclusion surely ?

 

Also you could still report it to the O2 abuse number.

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