If you believe you have received spam on your mobile phone using any short codes, you can send a ‘OUT’ text message to the same short code number that you believe you have received it. Make a note of the message and file a complaint with the Malaysian Consumer Forum if necessary.
What can I do to avoid receiving spam texts?
- • If you receive a text message, block the phone number and label the communication as junk mail. Then press the Delete key on your keyboard. Spam letters can also be forwarded to the number 7726 (which spells “SPAM”). In response, you’ll receive a message from your service provider requesting you to respond with the phone number that delivered the harassing text message. It simply takes a minute and can make a significant difference in the prevention of spam operations.
How do I stop receiving spam text messages?
How to prevent unsolicited text messages from reaching your smartphone
- How to prevent unsolicited text messages from reaching your phone.
How do I report spam messages in Malaysia?
If you are concerned about SPAM communications you have received in Malaysia, you may submit them to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) for help using the portal aduan.skmm.gov.my.
Why am I suddenly getting spam texts?
What is the source of my spam SMS messages? There are a variety of methods by which spammers might obtain your cell phone number in order to send SMS spam and commercial texts to you: They may employ technologies to create numbers on the fly, which means that even if you have a brand-new phone number, you may still receive robocalls and robotexts from unknown sources.
Is there an app to stop spam texts?
TextKiller is a new spam text blocking application that is working to create a world free of spam messages. It takes only seconds to be protected from more than 100,000,000 recognized phone scammers, and the number is growing every day.
What happens if I respond to a spam text?
Responding to the SMS message may result in the installation of malware on your phone, which will then discreetly gather personal information from your phone. Alternatively, if they do not intend to use your information themselves, spammers may sell it to marketers or other identity thieves. It’s possible that you’ll receive unexpected charges on your cell phone bill.
How do I report spam text messages?
It should be reported using the chat app you are using. Look for the option to report junk mail or spam on the website. Copy the message and send it to the number 7726. (SPAM). Report it to the Federal Trade Commission at ReportFraud.ftc.gov. The Federal Trade Commission is investigating.