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Original Air Date: Aug 9, 2019

How to Report Text Spammers

It’s an unfortunate reality that that over 90% of email messages being sent every day is junk that we all hate to get.

It’s tainted the purity of the simple electronic messaging platform and the spammers are now gunning for your smartphone.

Spammers don’t care about laws and rules, so they’re finding new ways to send those irritating messages via text messaging.

Did you know that you could easily report those annoying messages every time they hit your phone and help keep them from doing it to others?

By forwarding the message in its entirety without adding anything to 7726 (SPAM), you can alert your carrier to the junk message and more importantly the number that was sending it.

It’s not going to stop the spammers from trying but if we all do this regularly, we can make it more difficult for the bad guys to be successful.