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What is the 6245 short code?

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Regardless of how popular internet-based communications get, basic telecom services like voice and data will always be important. While telecom providers themselves have come a long way, random bugs and technical glitches still keep happening from time to time. 

In this article, we’re talking about the 6425 short code that Verizon customers might get and explaining everything you need to know.

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6245 short code explained

The 6425 short code is owned by Verizon and is the code for its mail service. The service allows Verizon users to send emails to other Verizon users by using their phone numbers as email addresses. The carrier then delivers this mail as a text message originating from the 6245 short code. The usual format is as follows:

[phone number]

You can also reply to the message from the short code like any other SMS you get. It’ll be delivered to the original sender as a text message itself. 

Is this a scam?

Contrary to popular belief, this isn’t necessarily a scam. While scammers have been known to exploit this technique in the past, the message can very well be a legitimate email message from someone you know. We do however recommend practising caution and not giving out sensitive information over text messages. 

It’s entirely possible that someone who doesn’t have your email address but does have your phone number is trying to send an email directly to your SMS inbox. If you get a message that you don’t recognise, or the sender fails to identify themselves, you can always just ignore it or send a message back. For as long as you don’t give out any sensitive information, you’re completely safe from any messages coming from the 6245 short code. 

Also read: Why are you receiving calls from 8009220204? Is it a scam call? 

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: