If you get one of these texts, don’t respond to it, even if you see a message that says something like “text STOP to opt out.” By responding to a spam text, you just let the scammer know they’ve reached a working number.
And don’t click any links in the message either. Clicking a link could install malware on your phone or take you to a fake site that will try to steal your personal information or scam you out of your money.
Want to block these annoying spam texts from email addresses? Your options vary depending on your cell phone provider. For example, Verizon lets you block all texts coming from an email address through the Blocks page on your online account.
So start by checking your cell phone company’s website for info on how to nix those scammy texts.
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This story was originally published July 6, 2022 11:14 AM.