What do I do if I receive a spam text message?

Spam text messages are sent to mobiles usually to advertise a product or service. If you do not recognise the number, we would recommend you not to reply, as this could be a message sent to identify active numbers which could result in more messages being received

Ofcom is encouraging anyone who receives a suspicious text message to report it by forwarding the message to 7726 free of charge, which directs the message to the mobile provider.

Blocking texts - Most handsets allow you to block certain numbers from being able to text you. Setting this up is easy, free, and varies depending on the handset you have. Open your phone’s messaging app and go to more/settings. Look for a block option and choose a number

You can also open a message, go to more/settings and look for a block option

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