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I used a sim card since more than half a year, I just used it for internet, never gave the number to anybody.

I never got any SMS spam on this number.

Yesterday I used this number to register a new Line account. Today in the morning I had a spam SMS advertising some gambling website.

Looks suspicious to me, did anybody else notice this?

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Look in your LINE Home page: settings: privacy: scroll to "Filter Messages": check it. Scroll further to "External App Access" tick either "Only for people on your friend list" or "Never allow"

Not guaranteed to work blocking all unauthorized access.  LINE seems to allow chosen apps access despite settings.

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2 hours ago, dddave said:

Look in your LINE Home page: settings: privacy: scroll to "Filter Messages": check it. Scroll further to "External App Access" tick either "Only for people on your friend list" or "Never allow"

Not guaranteed to work blocking all unauthorized access.  LINE seems to allow chosen apps access despite settings.

I'm talking about a standard SMS, sent to my phone number after I used it to register for Line, not a message within Line.

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Seems like a few holes but...

 

5.Provision of Personal Data
We will not provide, disclose or share Personal Data to or with third parties unless we have obtained your consent or such provision, disclosure or sharing of Personal Data is permitted under Applicable Laws.
We may transfer Personal Data to a third country without any data protection laws which are equivalent to those of the country or region where you live when we have obtained your consent or such transfer of Personal Data is permitted under Applicable Laws.

In principle, we will not provide Personal Data to third parties unless we have obtained your consent or such provision of Personal Data is permitted under Applicable Laws.
However, in the following cases, we may provide Personal Data to third parties.
The recipients of Personal Data that we provide include third parties such as our subcontractors, subsidiaries, and affiliates located in countries or regions other than where you are residing.

In providing Personal Data, we may transfer Personal Data to a third country without any data protection laws which are equivalent to those of the country or region where you live (as of January 23, 2019, the European Commission has determined that Japan has secured sufficient protection standards regarding Personal Data). In the foregoing case, we will adopt standard contractual clauses or other means pertaining to data protection approved in your country or region, and transfer Personal Data to a third country according to the requirements of Applicable Laws.

 

https://line.me/en/terms/policy/

 

 

13 hours ago, jackdd said:

Yesterday I used this number to register a new Line account. Today in the morning I had a spam SMS advertising some gambling website.

 

First off, do NOT click on that SMS. Delete it ASAP.

 

Second, Turn Off Auto-add friends, and Allow others to find me.  Main, Settings (gear) General settings, Friends.

 

Once you use LINE one time, someone other than LINE has your number.

 

This came in as an SMS, correct? Not as a LINE msg?

 

Did you use the LINE app at all between registering and receiving this message?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newer versions of Android, and the manufacturer's UI have SMS spam filters, and number blocking, which are quite useful and effective.

 

My Messages app is version 8.0.059 and has a Spam & Blacked feature.

 

 

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