Here are options for dealing with spam received via text message:
Forward the Message to SPAM
When you get a spam text, forward it to 7726 (SPAM). This helps your carrier know about what spam is spreading where, and they’ll study the trends to prevent more spam from reaching you.
To forward a message on Apple devices, consider the section at this page titled “Forward older text messages.”
For Android devices, try these steps to forward a message any spam text to 7726.
Block the Sender
Most phones allow you to block a specific number from sending you texts. So when that annoying spam message arrives, block the sender’s number.
Here are the steps to block a text sender on iOS. On Android, try these steps or maybe these will help.
Note: If a spammer is spoofing your number, so that the text looks like it is coming from you, don’t block it. Just forward it to SPAM as described above, and contact your provider if it keeps happening.
Contact Your Provider
Each cellular provider offers different free tools for blocking unwanted calls and texts. If you are receiving a high level of spam messages, reach out to them. Ask them to review your account and phone settings, to be sure that all possible features are enabled, to block the maximum amount.
Report Spam to the Government
You are welcome to report unwanted communication (calls OR texts) to the FCC and the FTC. The DoNotCall Registry also wants your reports of spam.
When acting on a spam text (to block it), take care to not tap on any attached files or links.
Do not reply to any spam text with any complaints or commentary. Do not try to unsubscribe, as this may create more spam for you!
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