Nasty SMS Spam – turn off Facebook Mobile Messages #australia #socialmedia

How to stop those annoying spammy messages on your mobile cellphone from Facebook Messenger Text service.

Took me a while to figure out what was going on. SMS messages but no telephone number? Just asking me to click on a dodgy link? Every. Single. Day.

Anyway two steps.

I went to https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=notificationsOpens in a new tab. and turned off Text Messages.

It looks like this.


Then I hopped over to https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=mobileOpens in a new tab. and muck around there. I think these settings stop any chance of SMS from randoms… oh wait! I can’t stop text messaging. I think it’s a security “feature” but .. annoying!

I also poked around Messenger cos that app used to have SMS settings from Faceybookz but they said that all settings are now in Facebook. So there.

Let’s see if this works. It has so far (about a week).

Do you get annoying messages? Scary stuff? Spam? Hackerz? Let me know. I’m nosey.

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

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