How to protect yourself (as best you can) from spam text messages

Action Fraud article in full

The above article is about a recent raid on a call centre by Dyfed-Powys Police. The firm, All Claims Management Limited, had sent six million unsolicited spam text messages in the space of two months, generating 3,488 complaints from the public.

The important bit that I wanted to draw to your attention, however, is at the bottom of the article.

If you receive an unsolicited text message, you should:

(a) NEVER respond – even to unsubscribe or say STOP. That simply tells them you’ve read their message and you will go on the ‘sucker list’ to receive more texts in future.

(b) Forward it to 7726 (which spells SPAM). This reports it to the relevant authorities.

(c) Delete it.

Dangerous car seats – warning from Trading Standards

There is a full report on this warning from Trading Standards which can be found here.

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