Unwanted text messages

I have just picked up yet another spam text – this one about ‘claiming my compensation’, yesterday it was a news update from the Scotsman. Of course to avoid receiving more of them, the message suggests I text back ‘STOP’. This is suspicious, I find, as I did not order this service in the first place.

There is a whole article on BBC today about spam messages. The expert say it is safer not to reply to any spam messages. The article also suggests that people who keep receiving unwanted texts should get in touch with their mobile provider first or complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).


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