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Many are not without reason afraid that hackers and hackers will get to their phones, or rather, money on their account or attached to them bank cards.

If you received SMS from DCB_ASSOCIATION, then the owner wants to know why.

In the article we will tell you what this sms means and what its purpose is.

Immediately need to specify that the SMS data is not incoming, but outgoing, which only heats the panic, because the owner did not send anything.

What kind of message is this?

DCB_Association is the confirmation of the binding of your phone number to the Play Store account. The abbreviation stands for Direct Carrier Billing, and translates as “a direct method of paying for a ticket (content).” SMS is a verification message and sent once, at the time of purchase in the Market.

If from your phone SMS is sent to the number of type 6105 or +79685310009, and the message text looks something like DCB_ASSOCIATION: P10912234535445d45f86d27, the Play Line operator was specified in the Play Store as a method of payment and you are given the opportunity to purchase content using a mobile phone account. Depending on the operator, the additional code may be different, for example Y3890K.

Arbitrary sending of test SMS from Play Market

Is there a fee for this?

On the Google Play Market during the first registration can be written off from the account in the area of ​​60 rubles (1 dollar at the rate). Such withdrawal is a check, and the amount will be returned during the first purchase. In addition, payment for sending SMS can be canceled. As for the descriptions on the part of the operator – everything depends on the tariffs. Billing Beeline is free to pay for purchases on the Play Store.

Users feedback on sending DCB_ASSOCIATION

This service is not known to many, which is why you can find a huge number of questions on the topic of such messages on the net. In most cases, SMS causes panic, which is so great that not every subscriber notices that it was sent, but not received.

After receiving the answers, many calm down, because such SMS does not yet indicate the action of scammers or hacking, and in In most cases, subscribers remember that they tried to make a purchase.

Is there any reason for panic?

The answer to this question is, in fact, ambiguous. If the user remembers that he visited the content store for Android and tried to make a purchase, then you should not be afraid of the message. For greater confidence, it is recommended that you check the list of paid subscriptions in the Play Store account to prevent future write-offs.

A similar SMS can be observed when an inexperienced user or child used the gadget. From the purchase, alas, I can not refuse, but it will not be superfluous to check the absence of paid subscriptions.

It’s another matter when the user did not perform any actions and did not even visit the store. This is an excuse to suspect the burglars in what is happening. The risk group includes owners of devices with rooted rights, as well as smartphones, for which applications were installed not from the Play Store, but by downloading the installer from various sites. As a rule, cybercriminals spend all the money from the account on purchases not of the content itself but of the game currency in various games, followed by the transfer of “acquired wealth” to themselves or the client.

What to do if your phone is hacked?

We recommend the following actions .

  1. Pull Sim card.
  2. Download antivirus from Play Store and check the system. You can alternately try out different ones – choose a large AVG, Kaspersky, ESET, Dr.Web, etc.
  3. Unlink the card and phone number from payment methods in the store. About this below.
  4. Reset – return to factory settings.
  5. Replace passwords from important accounts – Google, mobile banking.
  6. Change social networking and email passwords.
  7. Do not forget to check the contents of your mailbox. Pay attention to the registration on social networks, which you did not commit. Check the Recycle Bin and the Spam section.
  8. Installing the software after the reset, refuse to download applications from the Internet, trusting Play Store.
  9. It is not recommended to get root-rights in the first months. And in Android from 7.0 with this in general there can be problems.
  10. Check the paid subscriptions in the Play Store account and in the personal account on the mobile operator’s website.
  11. We recommend that you check your other devices, as well as the PC or laptop.

How to untie the payment methods in the Play Store?

  1. Open the store, go to the account menu, select the “Account” item.
  2. Go to “Payment Methods” and select “Other settings.”
  3. After that you will be offered to go to site where you will need to delete the details.


Now you know which DCB_ASSOCIATION messages appear on the phone. It is worth noting that this test function is useful, convenient and facilitates purchase in the Play Market. At the same time, you need to be more careful when giving the phone to strangers or children. Usually, finding a verification SMS with a code does not pose a threat, but on the condition that it was initiated by the owner. Otherwise, you need to take measures to protect personal information and money on the account – nobody is insured against hacking.