If there’s one thing that can ruin your day, receiving spam text messages is likely a winner. Spam text messages are not only annoying, but they could bring about harmful viruses or other malware to your phone. There are ways to report spam text messages, and these procedures may vary by carrier. For Verizon customers, just follow these simple steps to report text message spam.
1. Forwarding- There is a special short code number to report spam. Forward the text message to 7726.
2. Verizon reply- Verizon will text you back, asking who the message is from (the address). Reply to Verizon’s text with the information.
3. Verification- Verizon will send another text back to you simply thanking you for the information and to confirm they received the sender information of the spam text.
4. Investigation- Verizon will then investigate the sender in hopes of stopping them somehow from sending spam texts to other customers. Important! - If there is a link within the text message, DO NOT tap on it. It is via the links that spammers infect or hack your phone.