Spam Text messages, something you need to know and how can you stop it.
It’s text spam, and according to data released today by the Pew Research Center, 69 percent of those who text say they get unwanted spam or text messages. Additionally, 25 But to stop the issue there’s a bit more you can do. In fact, there’s one thing you should do and one thing you shouldn’t. You can forward the spam message to 7726, which alerts the carrier so they can investigate and take action.
What you shouldn’t do is text message the word STOP back.
“Many of these messages tell them reply with the word STOP. The problem with that action is verifying to the attacker that they have a real live number,” Landesman said. In other words, texting back can only make the issue worse and will make that text message ping even more frequently.