Stop Short Code Messaging

If you want to stop short code messages, the best way to do that is to text the word “STOP” to the short code that is sending the messages. This in most cases will unsubscribe you from receiving any future messages on that short code. If that doesn’t work, there’s a few more thing you can try listed here.

 

Report Spam to SpamResponse

If you receive a spam text message on your mobile device, you can report it to SpamResponse.

When you report spam, SpamResponse uses the information you provide to help identify and track down scammers and other threat actors and the mechanisms they use to send spam in the marketplace. They document spam-related mobile and web experiences, using the information you provide to help target their investigations. Then, once they’ve gathered enough evidence, they work with businesses, technology providers, and other industry resources to shut down pathways for spam delivery.

SpamResponse investigates every spam report they receive and, when threats are identified, they neutralize the threat, protecting consumers from exposure to additional harm, including malicious messaging, scams, and other digital threats.

SpamResponse is run by WMC Global. They work with brands and organizations around the world, including telecommunications providers, advertising networks, industry associations, and regulatory bodies, to help deliver insight into digital experiences. To learn more about WMC Global and its products and services, visit them at wmcglobal.com.

 

Report Spam to 7726

Recently all of the major North American wireless carriers have deployed a centralized spam-reporting service backed by GSMA, a global association of wireless carriers. This service collects information about spam complaints from all participating carriers into a common database, which may make it easier for carriers to identify spammers and take action against them.

Here’s how it works: When you receive a spam text message on your phone, forward that text to the shortcode 7726 (which spells “SPAM”). You’ll then receive an automated message from your wireless carrier, asking you then to enter the phone number from which the spam text was sent.

 

Wireless Carrier Resources

While we always recommend reporting unwanted text messages to SpamResponse, most major wireless carriers offer programs and resources to help you reduce the amount of spam you receive. Visit your carrier below to explore your options.

 

Additional Resources

Report Fraud

You can file a complaint with Fraud.org if you receive spam mail that you believe promotes a scam or contains fraudulent content. Fraud.org is an anti-fraud project run by the National Consumer League and endorsed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

 

Report Deceptive Communications

You can report unwanted or deceptive text messages to the FTC by filing a complaint here.