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Nuisance Text Messages
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michael


Posts: 3,217
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #1
08-11-2012 03:18 PM

I got woken at 5:30am with a text message telling me I'm owed £3350 from PPI and asking me to go to a website or opt out by texting them back.
Obviously I don't fall for such stupid trick, but nor do I like being woken at 5:30am with spam texts.

So I Googled and took a small amount of action that may just help a little to reduce the problem for others.

http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_the_public/top...texts.aspx

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How can I stop receiving messages from these organisations?

You can report them to your network operator, who may be able to prevent further spam from the originating number. Unfortunately as the numbers often change, your network provider cannot guarantee to stop all unsolicited messages. You can either contact your network operatorís customer services, or forward spam text messages to 7726 (If you are a Vodafone user, forward to 87726 instead).


You should include the sender's number so that they can be stopped from sending further messages (although they have probably moved on to another stolen sim card or whatever).

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Snazy


Posts: 1,504
Joined: Jan 2008
Post: #2
08-11-2012 05:23 PM

Very helpful, thanks.
Strange that we are both owed identical amounts Confused
Maybe its based on name, or letters in your name? lol

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nottinghillbilly


Posts: 459
Joined: Dec 2010
Post: #3
08-11-2012 08:08 PM

I've had endless texts from them quoting the selfsame amount.Laugh

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