Why Your Own Phone Number Is Now Spam Texting You

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By Kirk Miller That random and obvious spam text offering you a gift? At first glance, it seems to have been sent by, well, you. That’s the odd conundrum faced by some Verizon users over the past few weeks, as reported by Chris Welch of The Verge — who was also recently spammed by his own phone. “As best my iPhone could tell, it was a legitimate message from me to myself,” he writes. “Tapping into the sender details took me to my own contact card … it’s all very ‘the call is coming from inside the house.’” Other Verizon users have reported this issue on Reddit, with one commentator noting, “[T…

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