how to block texts from caller ids without numbers, only business names. block alph tags

Disent

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I'm getting spam texts from a caller id that only comes through as "Snapchat" with no number attached, i think this is called alpha tagged. I'm sure it's not real as i don't use snapchat. Regardless i want to block these annoying messages and on my samsung galaxy s10 i have no option to block texts from caller IDs that are alpha tagged. Why? Even if this was a legitimate business i should be able to block whoever i want. Any ideas?
 

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Welcome to Android Central! Try installing the Google Messages app and see if that allows you to block that contact.

Otherwise, you could also consider using Do Not Disturb, and make an exception for calls and texts from people in your Contacts list.
 

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Check with your mobile carrier to find out if they have a way. For mine, they have a number I can forward the text to as a way to report spam.