A few clicks later, you’re asked to enter your credit card number so they can charge a small .99 shipping fee.
By the time you notice you never received your i Phone 5, the website will be gone, and your name, phone number, and credit card number will have entered the vast and lucrative underground market where such information is traded.
But unlimited texting plans made that approach less attractive to spammers, who know that such messages can easily be blocked.
4) Have your carrier block messages from the specific phone numbers that are spamming you.
Reporting spam does help the carriers and government agencies identify patterns of spam messages over time.
” Follow the link and it will admit that some “testing and participation” is required before you claim your prize.
It first asks you to confirm your email address, then requests your name, date of birth, phone number, and mailing address.
The cost of fielding complaints from exasperated customers outweighs any revenue the wireless companies get from spam messages, Cloudmark’s Reading reckons.