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Why did I receive Verizon message with a pin number for Verizon Messages+?

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I received 2 text messages yesterday 12/16/16 from 900080004102 that said VZ Messages:PIN: ######.

What are these?

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It sounds like a verification code being sent to your phone - someone trying to set up  Verizon Messages to sync a computer or tablet with your phone text messaging.  If you are not initiating this, and not expecting to receive a texted code to type in to complete setup of messaging sync, then someone is trying to set this up either on your behalf, or without your knowledge.  The text verification code is a security feature.

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Re: vz message with pin

Sr. Leader

It sounds like a verification code being sent to your phone - someone trying to set up  Verizon Messages to sync a computer or tablet with your phone text messaging.  If you are not initiating this, and not expecting to receive a texted code to type in to complete setup of messaging sync, then someone is trying to set this up either on your behalf, or without your knowledge.  The text verification code is a security feature.

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Re: Why did I receive Verizon message with a pin number for Verizon Messages+?

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I do  not have or remember a pin #

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just got a new phone and want to set it up, but do not know how it says i need a pin #

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Re: vz message with pin

Member

is kic53166 my pin??

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Customer Support

Kic53166, are you speaking in regard to the Pin you made when you created a Message+ account?

LauraL_VZW

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Member

Yes

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Member

I have someone I don’t know well  wanting this message code in order to do business with me coz they don’t know me either? Can this person hurt me if I give them the code? 

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Customer Support

Did you have Message+ on your previous device? If so, it will be asking for your PIN since you are on a new device.

PedroM_VZW

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Customer Support

This PIN is for your security, so do not share this number with anyone. Providing this PIN will allow them to access your messages, and they will be able to send out messages on your behalf. This is very unusual behavior, and we would be careful with anyone that wants this PIN or other private information.

PedroM_VZW

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