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Has my number been hacked?

I have now received on two occasion a message saying that my friend has sent me a picture message and to see the picture to click on the link and enter a code. However both of my friends have told me that they have not sent me a picture message. The first text I received I followed the instructions but the code would not work. Then today I have received the same text a second but from a different contact. I have not clicked on the link, however after recent news story, I have found out that hackers are hacking your number which is then creating a massive bill. Is there anyone who can help me work out if I have been hacked at all and if I have what I need to do about?

Thank you

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Find out if your friends sent you what they though were text messages. Some modern phones turn Text to MMS (Picture Messages) if they go over 160 characters or contain certain emoji

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Hi,

I checked to see if any of them had sent me anything and they both said no, so I am not sure why I received the text. We all have iPhones and all use iMessage.

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HI unigal95,

Welcome to the forums Smiley Happy

Sorry for any confusion caused on our part. Are you able to send a picture message to your own number to see if this works?

Let me know as soon as you can.

Thanks,
Mat


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How are you getting on with this unigal95?

Let me know if you need anything from me Smiley Happy

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Hi Mat_H,

Only just seen your replies, I have just tried to send a picture message to myself and it let me do it. Since posting in this forum I have received another text. Does this mean anything at all?

Thank you Smiley Happy

 

 

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Thanks for doing that for me Smiley Happy

Since sending the picture message to yourself, are you able to get someone to send you a picture message to see if this works?

Let me know if you need anything at all.
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My friend has just sent me a picture message and it has sent but so far I have not received the message. How long should I wait to see if the message arrives?

Thanks

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unigal95 wrote:

My friend has just sent me a picture message and it has sent but so far I have not received the message. How long should I wait to see if the message arrives?


Do you have mobile data turned on? (Not wifi)

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Yeah I do, its all on
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