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Spam txt messages?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by caracortada_uk, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. caracortada_uk

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    Hi all. I have had the same mobile number for about 10 years and only ever had one problem with spam text messages, that was 7 years ago.

    However, since moving onto Android i have recieved a message every few weeks. Usually they are about wiping debts or accident law suits and come from standard mobile numbers, not premium ones. Is this just a coincidence or have i been lax in some form of personal security with apps or 3G internet?


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  2. ExSaint

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    Usually when getting those type messages, your number has been sold off to a bunch of companies that just spam users with their advertisements.
     
  3. richcowell

    richcowell Well-Known Member
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    In the UK you can just reply to the message with "STOP" and they have to, by law, stop... (Link)

    If the text(s) appear from a name/word rather than a number, you can report them to your network (o2 = forward the SMS to 7726)

    You can always get your number registered here (TPS Registration) to stop unwanted calls/SMS...


    Internet Safety, UK, SMS Spam
     
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