Need to know how to stop spam texts?
Getting a text message that you do not want to receive – for the 10thtime – is just as annoying as it is unlawful. As a consumer in the United States, your telephone rights are protected by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991.
Yes, the TCPA and FDCPA cover text messages too. Therefore, no telemarketer, bank, or debt collection agency has the right to spam your phone with unwanted text messages. by the end of this article, you will know how to stop spam texts for good.
3 ways to stop spam texts for good
1. Cease and desist
if you are receiving spam text messages from a legitimate organization that you know, or that you have conducted business with, ask to be taken off their call list. If the organization is operating within the confines of the TCPA, they will honor your wishes.
2. Forward the text message to SPAM
regardless of what phone you use, you can forward unwanted text messages to SPAM (7726, which spells ‘spam’). Most of the major carriers in the US participate in this feature and they will use that information to try to block future spammers.
3. Put your number on the “Do-not-call” registry
If all else proves unsuccessful, you can put your number on the national DNC registry and have any unwanted calls reported directly to the Federal Trade Commission. You can do this easily by sending a cease and desist teller. If you do not know how to create a cease and desist letter, we will be happy to create one for you; call us at (877) 700-5790, or enter your details into the form at the bottom of this email and we will contact you within 24 hours.
Why am I getting spam text messages?
You may be getting spam messages because you have given your permission to receive text messages from an organization. If you have not given your permission to be sent such messages, then the organization is not in compliance with TCPA rules. If you granted your consent, the organization is required to provide a quick and easy method through which you can opt out from receiving these messages. Call us at (877) 700-5790 if this option is not available, or fill the form on our contact page and we will contact you within 24 hours.
How to stop spam texts on iPhone
If you use an iPhone and would like to know how t stop spam texts, just follow the instructions below:
- Open your “Settings” app
- Select “Messages”
- Select “Unknown & Spam”
- Switch on the “Filter unknown senders” function.
How to stop spam texts on Samsung
If you use a Samsung device, follow the steps outlined below on how to stop spam texts:
- Open your “Messages” app
- Select the three dots or hamburger menu at the top right corner of your screen.
- Go to “Settings”
- Go to “Enable Spam protection” and switch it on. You can also check what numbers have been blocked from the settings feature.
How to stop spam texts on Android
If you know how to stop spam texts on a Samsung device, then you also know how to stop spam texts on an Android device. The steps are pretty similar.
If the relentless messages continue, or they find new, annoying ways of contacting you when you have not granted them your consent to do so, then call us at 877-700-5790, we may be able to get you a compensation of up to $1500 for each violation.
Consumer Rights Law Firm, PLLC is a law firm that specializes in helping clients who are facing harassment from debt collectors in any form, including telephone communication. Rather than suffer alone, contact our office to begin the process of stopping the relentless spam calls and texts you receive. Our office has been assisting consumers since 2010, and we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.