How do I forward a text to 7726?

Press the message (be careful not to activate a link) Choose Forward (from the menu) Forward to 7726….How to forward a text message from your phone to 7726

  1. Touch and hold the message.
  2. Select More.
  3. Select the message you want to forward, then select the arrow in the bottom right corner.
  4. Enter 7726.
  5. Select Send.

Why am I suddenly getting spam texts?

Why am I getting spam text messages? There are many ways spammers get hold of your cell phone number so they can send SMS spam and sales texts: They may use technology to generate numbers automatically — so even if you have a brand-new number, you can still receive both robocalls and robotexts.

Where do I send phishing texts?

Most phone providers are part of a scheme that allows customers to report suspicious text messages for free by forwarding it to 7726. If you forward a text to 7726, your provider can investigate the origin of the text and arrange to block or ban the sender, if it’s found to be malicious.

Is spamming text illegal?

Remember that any unsolicited spam or commercial text messages sent to a wireless device are illegal, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

Does it cost to text 7726?

How do I report phishing and spam texts? Forward any spam texts to 7726 – our free spam text reporting service. Alternatively, if you’re using an Android device, you can also tap the Report Spam button in the messaging app.

How much does it cost to text 7726?

The number ‘7726’ was chosen because it spells ‘SPAM’ on an alphanumeric phone keypad – that’s a handy way of remembering it. You will not be charged for sending texts to 7726.

How do I stop spam texts on my iPhone?

If you have an iPhone:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down to and select Messages > Unknown & Spam.
  3. Toggle on “Filter Unknown Senders”

Is 7726 a free number?

You can report spam texts directly to your mobile phone provider. All operators now use 7726 as the short code to report spam texts, which is free of charge.

Can you report spam texts to police?

If you think you’re the victim of a texting scam, report it immediately to your local law enforcement agency and notify your wireless service provider and financial institutions where you have accounts.

Can you get paid for spam text messages?

SPAM text messaging is not legal. The government has actually created a process where you can be paid and the Spammer can be fined. The TCPA has established a fine for any marketer that continues to send unwanted text messages.