1-805-637-7243 T-Mobile (1-805-MESSAGE)
If you are being called by the phone number 1-805-637-7243, that number is generally the number for the T-Mobile voicemail system (and T-Mobile tends to write it as 1-805-MESSAGE). However, it is unlikely that T-Mobile would be trying to reach you from that number, because it is a number for you to call in to check voice mail, not a number that T-Mobile calls out from. So, it’s very likely that if you’re seeing a call from 1-805-637-7243, that is someone spoofing T-Mobile’s number to scam you, or at the very least to hide their identity. (It’s also possible you called the number and didn’t “log out” of voice mail properly and then it called you back.)
If you look at this T-Mobile voicemail troubleshooting page, you’ll see the phone number mentioned multiple times. For example:
- If you are: Using a non-T-Mobile phone, dial 1-805-MESSAGE (1-805-637-7243). Don’t dial voicemail by pressing the 1 key or a preprogrammed voicemail button.
- Have a contact call you and leave a message. If the call doesn’t go to voicemail, check your phone call forwarding setting for “When unanswered” is forwarding to 18056377243.
So, if the number was legitimate, it would be from T-Mobile. But there’s a good chance it’s someone trying to trick you.