Here's how to block unwanted spam:
- Open Messages and tap the spam message.
- Tap Details in the top-right.
- Tap Info (the circled "i" icon).
- Tap Block this Caller, then Block Contact.
Can you block text messages on an Android phone?
Method #1: Use Android's Messaging App to Block Texts. If your phone is running Android Kitkat or above, then your default messaging app must have a spam filter. This is the easiest and fastest way of blocking text messages without any hassle of checking out third-party apps or services.
Spam is more than an inconvenience. According to the Federal Trade Commission, “It's illegal to send unsolicited commercial messages to wireless devices, including cell phones and pagers, unless the sender gets your permission first.” The same goes for text messages sent from an auto-dialer.
- From any Home screen, tap Messaging.
- Tap the Menu key.
- Tap Settings.
- If necessary, tap Spam settings to select the check box.
- Tap Add to spam numbers.
- Touch and hold on the desired number and then tap Delete.
- Tap OK.
Mobile phone spam is a form of spam (unsolicited messages, especially advertising), directed at the text messaging or other communications services of mobile phones or smartphones.
To add numbers to block list, tap on the Menu at the top left corner of the screen and from there tap on “Block list”. In the Block list, there will be three different ways to control text blocking, Sender, Series and Word. You can navigate between options by tapping on them or swiping left or right.
Block someone from calling or texting you one of two ways:
- To block someone who has been added to your phone's Contacts, go to Settings > Phone > Call Blocking and Identification > Block Contact.
- In instances where you want to a block a number that isn't stored as a contact in your phone, go to the Phone app > Recents.
Block Unwanted or Spam Text Messages from Unknown on iPhone
- Go to the Messages app.
- Tap on the message from the spammer.
- Choose details on the top right hand corner.
- There will be phone icon and a letter “i” icon across from the number.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and then tap on Block this Caller.
Don't give them out in response to a text. Place your cell phone number on the National Do Not Call Registry. If you are an AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint or Bell subscriber, you can report spam texts to your carrier by copying the original message and forwarding it to the number 7726 (SPAM), free of charge.
- Open “Messages“.
- Press the “Menu” icon located at the upper-right corner.
- Select “Blocked contacts“.
- Tap “Add a number” to add a number you wish to block.
- If you ever wish to remove a number from the blacklist, return to the Blocked contacts screen, and select the “X” next to the number.
For Verizon customers, just follow these simple steps to report text message spam. 1. Forwarding- There is a special short code number to report spam. Forward the text message to 7726.
In computing, SMS phishing or smishing is a form of criminal activity using social engineering techniques. Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire personal information such as passwords and details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.
Use the four numbers that can beat spam texts. The first option is to report it to your network provider. The big networks have a simple, FREE method to help you do this. Just forward the message to 7726 (spells SPAM), making sure it includes the senders' number.
- From any Home screen, tap Messages.
- Tap the Menu key in the top right-hand corner.
- Tap Settings.
- Tap Spam filter to select the check box.
- Tap Remove from spam numbers.
- Touch and hold on the desired number you wish to unblock.
- Tap Delete.
- Tap OK.
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You can register your numbers on the national Do Not Call list by phone or on the Internet at no cost.
- To register via the Internet, go to www.donotcall.gov .
- To register by phone, call 1-888-382-1222 (voice) or 1-866-290-4236 (TTY). You must call from the phone number you wish to register.
The Do Not Call Registry accepts registrations from both cell phones and land lines. To register by telephone, call 1-888-382-1222 (TTY: 1-866-290-4236). You must call from the phone number that you want to register. To register online (donotcall.gov), you will have to respond to a confirmation email.
If you're looking to block incoming texts from one or multiple numbers on your Galaxy S6 then these are the steps you must follow:
- Go into Messages, then tap on “More” in the top right corner and select Settings.
- Go into Spam filter.
- Tap on Manage spam numbers.
- Here you can add any numbers or contacts you wish to block.
How to Report Spam in iOS7
- First make a note of the phone number the spam text came from.
- Press the spam text to bring up the menu.
- Select More…
- Select the text so that it is checked and press the Forward arrow at the bottom.
- Enter 7726 in the To: field and send the spam message.
Here we go:
- Open the Phone app.
- Tap the 3-dot icon (top-right corner).
- Select “Call Settings.”
- Select “Reject Calls.”
- Tap the “+” button and add the numbers you want blocked.
Set up an app to filter and detect spam calls
- Go to Settings > Phone.
- Tap Call Blocking & Identification.
- Under Allow These Apps To Block Calls And Provide Caller ID, turn the app on or off. You can also reorder the apps based on priority. Just tap Edit and then drag the apps in the order you want them.