► Are you sick of Spam texts?
NEVER REPLY TO THEM! STOP DELETING THE MESSAGES & START REPORTING EVERY TEXT!
Forward any spam texts on to:
7726 (most networks)
Or 87726 for Vodafone customers.
Or 37726 for Three customers
Save that number into your phone as a contact NOW!
Whilst this technique doesn’t block them, in the long term it will make it more difficult for companies to do it because more complaints = higher expenses = “lets stop the spam texts they don’t work anymore”.
How do I block repeat texts?
Apple > https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201229
Android > Depends on the device but normally – Open the contact’s page > Tap the Menu button > Select Add to Reject List.
What about phone calls?
Works for UK companies but most spam calls are from outside of the EU these days unfortunately so the ‘best’ technique is to simply say [in your polite phone voice]: “Thank you but I will not buy anything from you or any of your companies now or in the future, please can you remove me from your database”.
Remember there is generally a real person at the other end of the phone, that person is probably regretting their job decision but they deserve to be spoken to nicely + if you’re rude they’re more likely to add you back on the system or to simply not remove you at all. #AlwaysThinkLongterm
How do I avoid them?
Don’t give your phone number out to any website you don’t trust.
We have several phone numbers main mobile numbers for real people, alias/competition/secondary phone numbers for orders from untrusted websites or competitions etc & fake number for freebies, possible scams etc, this number is a number that would never be a phone number 077100000000.
The 077009 prefix is reserved for dramatic purposes (e.g. for use in TV, film etc) and will never dial through to anybody so just add 5 random digits after and your guaranteed to not be giving out anyone else’s number; it will also pass basic validation checks.
077009XXXXX – Read our original post about this
Also learn about the ‘can I borrow your phone scam‘
WARNING: Lots of swearing but quite funny video