Here are a few tips to help consumers deal with smishing messages. As an example, let’s take a look at a screenshot of a spam message I received over the weekend: If you receive a message like the one above, forward the it to 7726 (which spells “SPAM” on most phone keypads) and don’t edit the message or add any comments. Then, your wireless carrier will reply to the message with an SMS confirming they have received your text and will ask you to send the number of the original spam message sender.
Respond to your wireless carrier’s message with the number of the person who sent the spam. The wireless carrier will use this information to help identify who is sending the spam and take appropriate action.
By reporting SMS spam, you are helping the wireless industry identify spammers and the messages they send. There is no charge to report mobile spam and will not count towards your plan.