Text spam from 661-792-7730

This is from few years ago when I had a BlackBerry, but these bozos are still around (note that I do NOT include a live link to their website):

“Need some extra FUND$ for the new year? You can easily get $1500 today! just visit www.MyDollar123.com to get started. Write “NO” to end.”

Notice they give you the opportunity to “end” the text spam? I mistakenly did that…and that’s when a horde of text spam followed afterward. I reported them to the National Do Not Call Registry. A WHOIS look up reveals that mydollar123.com was registered in the Bahamas. You know what that means..

mydollar123.com

Current Registrar: INTERNET.BS CORP.
IP Address: 62.116.143.11 (ARIN & RIPE IP search)
Lock Status: clientTransferProhibited
Date Registered: 2012-1-30
Date Modified: 2012-12-20
Expiry Date: 2013-1-30

DNS1: ns1.parkingcrew.net
DNS2: ns2.parkingcrew.net

Registrant
Suspended by Registrar
Suspended Domain
Email:[email protected]
98 Hampshire Street
Suspended domain
4892 Nassau
Bahamas
Tel: +1.23456789

Administrative Contact
Suspended by Registrar
Suspended Domain
Email:[email protected]
98 Hampshire Street
Suspended domain
4892 Nassau
Bahamas
Tel: +1.23456789

Technical Contact
Suspended by Registrar
Suspended Domain
Email:[email protected]
98 Hampshire Street
Suspended domain
4892 Nassau
Bahamas
Tel: +1.23456789

Registrar: Internet.bs Corp.
Registrar’s Website : <a
href=’http://www.internetbs.net/’>http://www.internetbs.net/</a>

NOTE: If you have an Android phone, the OS allows you to add phone numbers to a blacklist. When a call or text comes in from a blacklisted number, the phone gives the call a busy signal. Most spam text and telemarketer calls use auto dialers. When these auto dialers encounter a busy signal, they hang up and try to resend the message or re-dial, which puts them in an endless cycle. To blacklist phone numbers, go to Settings > Call > Call Rejection > Auto reject list. You can also add phone numbers to the Auto Reject List directly from your Call Log. Unfortunately, spam texters/telemarketers usually have hundreds of phone numbers, so it’s possible you may still receive more unwanted texts/calls from these same scumbags. My own call rejection list is extremely long… I’m hoping a feature similar to this will be added to the iPhone eventually. Be wary of ‘free’ smartphone apps that supposedly block calls…they might just do the opposite.