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August 9, 2012 17:13 Suspicious Text Message #214241
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NeilB1984

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My most recent AVG scan on my Android found a suspicious text message that it said could potentially be part of a phishing scheme. It wouldn't say which message it was, however, it only offered to mark it with a warning (presumably if the message was resent?). I looked through my text messages and there wasn't anything out of the ordinary. Most of them are from people I know and google's system for two-step verification. I did recently sign-up for banking alerts on my phone, and the activation texts were still in my message list. I deleted all of those messages, restarted the phone and ran the scan again - it found nothing. The AVG people I called said it was probably clean, but couldn't elaborate on whether it was a true "false positive" or not. Has anyone had any experience with mobile alerts being mistakenly marked as spam or suspicious?
August 14, 2012 12:46 Re: Suspicious Text Message #214478
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Pokornyz

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Hello NeilB1984,

I would like to let you know that your issue was transferred to our product specialist.

We will keep you informed in this thread.

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August 15, 2012 10:44 Re: Suspicious Text Message #214553
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Hello NeilB1984,

I would like to inform you that currently these types of sms/texts will be marked as "Suspicious" - as they do contain suspect phrases such as "credit" and a phone number - and that we are currently working on improving the detection engines.

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February 7, 2013 11:08 Re: Suspicious Text Message #224209
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georgija

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question..

SMS messages from my bank are marked as suspicious, can I unmark them somehow?
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February 7, 2013 11:43 Re: Suspicious Text Message #224214
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Hi georgija,

It is possible to add sender to the trusted list. To do so please open AVG AntiVirus -> Privacy -> Call and Message Blocker -> Messages -> select incorrectly marked message -> Add sender to trusted list -> Ok.

Note that the version 3.1 was released recently and its installation is strongly recommended.

Let me know the results.

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March 20, 2013 12:05 Re: Suspicious Text Message #226330
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I got a text at 3:50 AM saying "--Suspicious---Suspicious Text Message-- Please Use Code [number] To Confirm Access To Your Phone For Login Approvals. -- Checked By AVG Antivirus avgmobile.com"

Do I reply to this message or ignore it? - PS: I don't seem to have any suspicious messages on my phone.
March 29, 2013 09:51 Re: Suspicious Text Message #226906
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Hello Pol666,

If this message is not from a trusted source (your bank etc) then it is most likely some kind of phishing message.

Please note that it is not a message from AVG.Original text of the message was just

Please Use Code [number] To Confirm Access To Your Phone For Login Approvals.

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