April 17, 2012

Fight Cell Phone Spam

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According to the NY Times, a Ferris Research report claims that during 2011, about 4.5 billion spam texts were received on cell phones last year, over twice the amount received in 2009 (2.2 billion.) While some really cannot hurt you, others can steal your personal information if you click on it and either sign up for a service or take a survey.

Not only can you lose your identity, it can cost you money and sap your text messaging limits. If you receive one, don't reply, report it to your carrier or, if you have an Android smartphone, there is an app for that.

Note: The very night after posting this we received a spam and forwarded it quite easily via phone. If you receive one, definitely contact your carrier. Hopefully, they will do something with the evil number.

Via NYT

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at April 17, 2012 11:14 AM

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