30-04-2012 04:29 PM
I receive unsolicited and unwelcome texts, from various numbers for example +447955747155, +447534512655, +447510262328, +4475009097344 etc.
1. How can I stop these? Is there any action ever taken against these people?
2. I don't think I am charged anything for these texts whilst I am in the UK, but what about when I am abroad?
thanks for advice
30-04-2012 04:55 PM
You are not the only one, we all get unwanted SMS from these spammers, if its not the PPI, it the accident claim its something else.
These pests have a PAYG SIM with unlimited texts which is used in a computer to generate SMS to random numbers. If they are lucky, they get a hit to a genuine mobile number who replies back. Using a SIM this way is against the terms and conditions and as soon as the networks get on top of them, they start again using a new SIM with a different number.
The best thing to do is to ignore and delete them, whatever you do dont reply STOP or they will know they have got a genuine mobile number and you will get further unwanted texts.
Unfortunately, there is nothing the networks can do to stop these numbers, they are coming from a mobile number and the numbers change frequently.
30-04-2012 10:42 PM
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