They’re just as welcome as computer calling and spam mail, whichever media it presents itself, print, email, or text; spam text messages are one of the electronic calamities of our times.
Why Spam Texting?
They are very affordable, they can be sent in bulk, and they come into your inbox at any time, day or night. They’re showing up as unwelcome and unexpected text messages on our phone screens. It’s aggravating enough, but it’s getting worse. Whoever sends you a spam text message is likely to try to defraud you or at least offer you services that you haven’t bought yet or have no interest in. Most of the spam text messages don’t come from another phone; since they are being sent in bulk, they sometimes originate from a device and are sent to your phone—at no cost to the sender—through an email address or an online messaging account.
Besides being painfully irritating, spam texts run the risk of exposing you to R-rated content, identity theft, downloading malware to your devices, and accessing your personal information.
Have You Seen This?
Do you utterly cringe at your texts nagging you at some of the most inopportune times? Those texts that may be too good to be true, such as a free trip, a luxury item, or some other product or service that promises to make you rich? These messages can be quite dangerous if you reply. It is safest to not respond to text messages that you are not sure where and whom they come from and
Trick 1: Get Smart About Safety
Also, malware is like cancer once it gets into your phone by sneaking in with that text message you clicked on. It is that easy to be fooled by scammers, and all you did was answer your message. Any entity can sell any private information prospect to the bad guys and exploit you by stealing account numbers or entire identities.
What is more, your cell phone no longer functions as it should. The service may seem very slow, or the data in memory is wrong. Become aware and watch for signs of exploitation because it is of the utmost importance to take care of yourself concerning spam that seems so harmless.
Trick 2: End All The Exploitation
Unfortunately, scammers can take you to websites that look real, but they are only cookie-cutter sites that entice people in. You perhaps give more info, buy something or go into your cell phone to pay your bill, and this can make you vulnerable as easy prey.
Indeed, this information can be used for selling, and depending upon who ends up with it; your entire identity can be sold and used anywhere. This is a severe and dangerous matter that many do not take seriously until something negative happens, such as the phone company charging you a hefty amount for things you did not get.
Trick 3: Check, Block & Protect
Blocking the incoming messages is ideal here. Individually selecting each number can attain this; you can also do it by checking out app stores for applications that can be used to block potential scammers from calling your number. Blocking cuts off all interactions making it final that nobody can spam you again.
Additionally, make sure that you learn about your cell phone. This will protect you and help you to check all your settings regularly to prevent any messages that could be spam. Know what your safest settings are and use them.
When thinking spam, think thieves, scammers, and all the wares they can exploit with. It is better to keep your private information from getting into their hands by not giving it out innocently. Phone numbers, full names, social security numbers, and such are things not to share on a cell phone. This does include your phone number and address.
Indeed, if you become knowledgeable about your cell phone, the settings, the data, and in general how scammers prey on you, then you will be much better off. It can help you keep your info private, and you can stay safe.
Using common sense when sharing your confidential material will go a long way to keep you safe when text messaging any cell phone.
Trick 4: How To Stop Spam Texts
There are ways that you can protect yourself from these spammy, annoying calls besides blocking with an app.
Well, mark your spam messages as spam, then delete them. Keep your email address private as well. Then, check your phone bills and make sure the entire statement is correct. If not, call the phone carrier and nip it in the bud. Moreover, check with this provider to determine if your phone sends out spam messages, which can happen.
Do not ever respond to a spam text message. This does verify that you are alive and real at that number, and they can pursue you quite relentlessly. Treat every spam message like a real threat because it really could be a serious matter.
Some users make sure to use a third-party spam filter. You can have your email forwarded to a private email address that nobody knows but you, and the address that they see is the one you wish for them to see.
Lastly, never put your number on the national do not call registry because this is a list they can get ahold of for verification and can be easily copied or stolen.