What is SMS spam? What should I do?

If you receive an SMS from someone you don't know and the content of the message appears to be suspect, it might be spam.

Often the spammer will have obtained your number in an irregular manner from a database or will have sent messages to random numbers.

To protect yourself against spam, use your common sense: don't communicate your number if you are not sure that it is a genuine bona fide caller.

example of SMS spam

  • "If you send this message to 12 people, you will receive 650 free SMS"

Unlike a standard spam message, it is sent to you from a friend or someone you know, who themselves received the same message. Every customer becomes a link in the chain, which allows the information to circulate. Please make sure that you don't help to spread SMS spam messages.

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