Nov 1, 2018

What can you do about unwanted text messages?

Don't click on a link in a text message you get on your phone that says you've won a terrific prize or a gift card. Don't reply either. It's probably a scam.


  • Delete unwanted text messages that ask you to enter a special code, or to confirm or provide personal information. Legitimate companies won't send you a text asking for sensitive information.
  • Don't click on links in the text message. Links can take you to spoof sites that look real but will steal your personal information.
  • Report spam texts to your carrier. Copy the original message and forward it to 7726 (SPAM) free of charge, if you are an AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, or Sprint subscriber.