/voice/community?hl=en
This content is likely not relevant anymore. Try searching or browse recent questions.
How to block group text spam? 1 Recommended Answer 93 Replies 852 Upvotes
1 Recommended Answer
$0 Recommended Answers
1 Relevant Answer
$0 Relevant Answers
How do you block group text spam with Google Voice? I've started getting a lot of spam texts as part of a group message and GV does not give the option to report as spam or block when the number comes in as part.of a group.

This needs to be fixed NOW.
Relevant Answer Relevant Answers (0)
All Replies (93)
Relevant Answer
Not blocking the group is understandable but it won't let me block or report the originating number. That IS a problem.
marked this as an answer
Relevant Answer
Hi Christopher, thank you for your reply.  I understand your frustration with this.
 
All I can suggest is to leave feedback for the Google Voice engineers.  You will not receive any response from them, but they do read all feedback to identify issues submitted by their users.
marked this as an answer
Relevant Answer
Im getting hit by this spam too, and it's amazing google is doing nothing to fix it.  Spammers look for weaknesses to exploit, and this gapping hole in google voice is just going to be exploited more and more if google doesnt act to get ahead of the problem.

How do we leave feedback to google?  Can you provide a link or instruction?  Are posts such as these not considered feedback?  Also, every thread started on this topic get locked. Why is that?  wouldnt the clearest way to show this is a problem be to allow everyone to complain in a single thread, so the engineers can see that?
marked this as an answer
Relevant Answer
Found this on another thread.  A reply by Red Leatherman (Expert - Gold):

Google has a team that investigates complaints of fraud and scams that they receive from law enforcement and several other sources. There's no way for regular people to send these complaints to Google directly, but they can send them to Bandwidth through the link at  http://www.bandwidth.com/acceptable-use-policy ("Click here to report an AUP Concern") and then Bandwidth will escalate to Google if necessary
marked this as an answer
Relevant Answer
Google employees do not regularly check this forum.  This is a user-to-user forum, with very little Google interaction.
 
To leave feedback in the app, hit the menu () and scroll down to Help & feedback.  On the web page, click the Question Mark (?) next to the Search bar, and scroll down to Send feedback.
marked this as an answer
Relevant Answer
I did figure out a way to block individual numbers in a group text from spam . I saved each number separately as a contact and then blocked the individual numbers.
marked this as an answer
This question is locked and replying has been disabled.
Discard post? You will lose what you have written so far.
Write a reply
10 characters required
Failed to attach file, click here to try again.
Discard post?
You will lose what you have written so far.
Personal information found

We found the following personal information in your message:

This information will be visible to anyone who visits or subscribes to notifications for this post. Are you sure you want to continue?

A problem occurred. Please try again.
Create Reply
Edit Reply
Delete post?
This will remove the reply from the Answers section.
Notifications are off
Your notifications are currently off and you won't receive subscription updates. To turn them on, go to Notifications preferences on your Profile page.
Report abuse
Google takes abuse of its services very seriously. We're committed to dealing with such abuse according to the laws in your country of residence. When you submit a report, we'll investigate it and take the appropriate action. We'll get back to you only if we require additional details or have more information to share.

Go to the Legal Help page to request content changes for legal reasons.

Reported post for abuse
Unable to send report.
Report post
What type of post are you reporting?
Google takes abuse of its services very seriously. We're committed to dealing with such abuse according to the laws in your country of residence. When you submit a report, we'll investigate it and take the appropriate action. We'll get back to you only if we require additional details or have more information to share.

Go to the Legal Help page to request content changes for legal reasons.

Reported post for abuse
Unable to send report.
This reply is no longer available.
/voice/threads
//accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin
You'll receive email notifications for new posts at
Unable to delete question.
Unable to update vote.
Unable to update subscription.
You have been unsubscribed
Deleted
Unable to delete reply.
Removed from Answers
Marked as Recommended Answer
Removed recommendation
Undo
Unable to update reply.
Unable to update vote.
Thank you. Your response was recorded.
Unable to undo vote.
Thank you. This reply will now display in the answers section.
Link copied
Locked
Unlocked
Unable to lock
Unable to unlock
Pinned
Unpinned
Unable to pin
Unable to unpin
Marked
Unmarked
Unable to mark
Reported as off topic
/voice/profile/0