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What to do if you get a phishing text message?

What to do if you get a phishing text message?

If you got a phishing email or text message, report it. The information you give can help fight the scammers. Step 1. If you got a phishing email, forward it to the Anti-Phishing Working Group at [email protected] If you got a phishing text message, forward it to SPAM (7726). Step 2.

How to stop spam text messages through your specific carrier?

Send any suspicious or spam messages to 7726, which spells SPAM, so your carrier can investigate. Don’t worry, messages forwarded to 7726 are free and don’t count against your text plan. How to stop spam texts through your specific carrier?

How can I block unwanted text messages on my phone?

Your phone probably has built-in features to help block unwanted calls and text messages. Type in “block” using your device’s search function. For Android phones, look for the three dots in the top right-hand corner of your text. Click on it and select “People” and “Options.”

What do you do when you hear a text message on your phone?

You hear the sound of an incoming text message and excitedly check your phone, thinking the message might be from a friend or family member.

How to protect yourself from spam text messages?

To protect yourself from text message spam, the FTC offers the following tips: Delete text messages that ask you to confirm or provide personal information: Legitimate companies don’t ask for information like your account numbers or passwords by email or text.

How to report unwanted text messages to the FTC?

Check out the features, user ratings, and expert reviews. If you get an unwanted text message, there are three ways to report it: Report it on the messaging app you use. Look for the option to report junk or spam. Copy the message and forward it to 7726 (SPAM). Report it to the Federal Trade Commission at ftc.gov/complaint.

Is there a way to stop unwanted text messages?

Not the information in the text message. There are many ways you can filter unwanted text messages or stop them before they reach you. Your phone may have an option to filter and block messages from unknown senders or spam. Here’s how to filter and block messages on an iPhone and how to block a phone number on an Android phone.

If you got a phishing email or text message, report it. The information you give can help fight the scammers. Step 1. If you got a phishing email, forward it to the Anti-Phishing Working Group at [email protected] If you got a phishing text message, forward it to SPAM (7726). Step 2.