Saturday, September 07, 2013

Text Message (SMS) Spam and Caller ID Spoofing spam

  • If you receive text spam on your mobile or smartphone, forward the entire message to short code "SPAM" (7726) from your wireless device.
  • By reporting SMS spam, you're helping identify and block spammers and the messages they send.
  • There is no charge to report mobile spam. Messages forwarded to 7726 should not count toward your plan.
  •  Do not respond directly to a phone number where you believe the spam text originated. Responding will alert the spammer that your number is genuine.

  • How do I forward a text message from my phone to 7726?

    Forwarding methods will vary, depending on your carrier and telephone.

    • iPhone: Tap Edit. Tap to select the message, and then tap Forward. Enter 7726 in the To field of the message to forward. Tap Send.
    • Android: Press the message (being careful not to activate a link), choose Forward (from the menu), and forward to 7726.
    • Blackberry: Open the message, then using the Menu key, select Forward (from the menu), and forward to 7726.
    • Windows: Press the message (being careful not to activate a link), choose Forward (from the menu), and forward to 7726.

    For other devices, go to AT&T's Device How-to Center for instructions regarding forwarding text messages.
    Virgin Mobile USA customers : your instructions are here.

    If you have a Sprint phone or Nextel push-to-talk phone, you can block text messages from specific senders by signing into My Sprint. For Sprint phones only, you can also block messsages from your phone using short code 9999. Here’s how.
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