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

  1. caracortada_uk

    Thread Starter

    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

    ExSaint Android Enthusiast

    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 Member

    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...


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