5 Tips to Help Stop Text Message Spam- Revised
REVISED JUNE 18, 2019
Tired of getting unwanted text messages on your phone? Automated message spam is illegal, but that isn't stopping the scammers from sending out endless offers for free vacations, car warranties, health insurance, or debt relief services. At Call-Em-All, we loathe unwanted messages, and we hate text spam just as much as you do. Really! That's why we don't let customers use our service for marketing, political, or fundraising purposes.
Here are 5 tips to help protect yourself from unwanted messages.
Don't Reply To SPAM Messages
If you don't recognize the sender or the number you should ignore instructions to reply "STOP" to prevent future texts. While it may be tempting to respond with a strongly worded message asking the sender to stop, this is a common ploy to verify that your number is actively in use with a phone carrier. Also, never dial call-back numbers.
Block the Sender
One of the easiest ways to stop scammers is to block their number. Here's a great article on how to block a number on any phone.
Forward Texts to 7726
Forwarding the message to 7726 (SPAM) will notify your carrier so they can investigate.
If you have a smartphone, there may be apps you can download to prevent spam. Search your app store and you'll see a variety of different options come up.
Protect Your Information
Treat your personal information, including your phone numbers, like they are your most valuable treasure. Don't give your number out to anyone you don't know. Don't put it down on that sweepstakes form at the local fair. Just don't.
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Ron Kinkade is the Director of Marketing at Call-Em-All, an automated calling and group texting company that provides solutions for small and medium sized businesses, large corporations, membership organizations, community groups, and individuals. Ron has more than 15 years of experience with a proven track record of success. Ron is a graduate of Illinois State University.