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How to report Text Message Spam on an iPhone

When you get a spam SMS message you should forward it to 7726 (that’s S-P-A-M on your phone keypad).  This reports the spam message to your mobile carrier so that they can take action against the spammer. Note: This blog post has been superseded by this updated post on how to report iPhone spam with iOS7: http://blog.cloudmark.com/2014/06/03/how-to-report-text-message-spam-ios7-iphone/ […]

FTC charges 29 defendants for sending 180 million spam text messages

Today the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that they have charged 29 defendants with collectively sending 180 million unwanted text messages. The text messages advertised “Free” Gift cards or prizes from major retailers such as Best Buy, Walmart and Target.  However, consumers who clicked on the links contained in the text messages were required to provide […]

Justice for the ‘Secret Crush’ spammer?

 “You Have 1 unread message from your secret crush…” “Someone thinks you’re hot!” “Someone sent you a weird diet tip that works.” New York state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman‘s office were responsible for the settlement in the case against Game Theory LLC that resulted in fines of $500,000 and a prohibition on the deceptive […]

Vodafone New Zealand supports 7726 to report SMS spam

A recent article from New Zealand indicates that Vodafone New Zealand also encourages their users to report SMS spam to 7726 (S-P-A-M). (See: http://www.theaucklander.co.nz/news/txt-for-trouble/1080298/) “Vodafone says if a customer does receive spam they should forward the message to 7726…” Vodafone also lets you know how to report your complaint to the  New Zealand government’s Department of […]

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