Sunday, January 27, 2008

Cell Phone Spam

At 8:20 this morning, someone sent me a text message. When I read it, I saw that I had gotten spam. wants me to buy small cap stocks in precious metals. I don't know how to block this.


Anonymous said...

Good luck.

I have Verizon. They told me it is illegal to send, but the only way to block is to block all text messages.

Anonymous said...

I just got my first one, and just about hit the roof. "SpecialPricesFriendlySupportHealthAllProductsDrugstore" followed by their web address. At least they could have included spaces. Anyway I have Verizon as well... when I tried to block text messages before (no way I am PAYING for something so annoying), the customer service rep told me that is impossible to be done for cell phones. Yet I just spoke to a friend who has Verizon who said they blocked internet derived text messages and haven't had a problem. I think you have to talk to a few different people to get the whole truth..

Isophorone said...

I know what you mean. I have prepaid wireless service, so I pay for all spam text messatges, wrong numbers, and those telemarketing calls I get in Spanish. Fortunately, I don't get too many and can keep my cell phone use below 100 minutes per year.