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It first asks you to confirm your email address, then requests your name, date of birth, phone number, and mailing address.
There were ways around the charges, like sending the spam messages from the Internet rather than a mobile phone.
Text spam used to be rare in the United States because, compared with the email equivalent, sending texts was expensive.
The cost of fielding complaints from exasperated customers outweighs any revenue the wireless companies get from spam messages, Cloudmark’s Reading reckons.
(To ensure that’s the case, follow up your spam reports by calling up your wireless provider and asking to have the relevant text-message charge removed from your bill.) Reading tells me his company’s latest spam filter has the capacity to identify and block most of the current wave of mobile scams before they reach customers.
A few clicks later, you’re asked to enter your credit card number so they can charge a small .99 shipping fee.
Sending texts from the Web used to be a popular method for mobile spammers, who could try endless random combinations of numbers in hopes of a few hits.
Several wireless providers are in the process of deploying it.
If he’s right, perhaps mobile spam will be held down to the level of a minor annoyance for most.
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.
The volume of text spam remains comparatively small, because those spammers who are just trying to sell a product—Cialis, say, or fake Rolexes—have largely stuck to email, which remains the cheaper option. The latest wave of text scams is a cut above your typical Nigerian bank fraud. S.-based e-crooks and semi-legal websites, these swindles use confusing privacy notices and fine-print consent forms to lend a veneer of plausibility to attempts to separate you from your personal and financial information.