How to report a spam text message: 15 steps (with pictures)

How to report a spam text message: 15 steps (with pictures)
How to report a spam text message: 15 steps (with pictures)
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Mobile spam can be reported by reporting it to 33700. Mobile spam is not only a nuisance, it is illegal and may even contain dangerous links. Most spam messages are intended to steal your personal information or spread malware that can infect your phone. Never respond to mobile spam or click on any links in the message and always remember to report them immediately.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Android

Report a Spam Text Step 1

Step 1. Open your Messages app

Open the messaging app you use to send text messages.

Report a Spam Text Step 2

Step 2. Open the conversation that contains the spam message

Most messaging apps will display a list of the most recent conversations, with some variation depending on which app you're using.

Report a Spam Text Step 3

Step 3. Tap and hold the spam message

By keeping your finger pressed on the spam message, other options will be displayed.

During the operation, be careful not to reply to the message or click on any of the links it contains

Report a Spam Text Step 4

Step 4. Press

Android7forward

or Forward.

This will copy the sender's text and information into a new SMS message.

Report a Spam Text Step 5

Step 5. Send it to 33700

In the To text field, dial 33700, which is the shortcut for the spam whistleblower service.

If you are a customer of Orange, SFR, Bouygues Télecom, NRJ Mobile, you can report mobile spam by sending it free to 33700

Report a Spam Text Step 6

Step 6. Press

Android7send

or Send.

The option may vary depending on the messaging application you are using. By sending the SMS you will report the spam message as part of the spam whistleblower service program.

Report a Spam Text Step 7

Step 7. Report unauthorized payments

If you receive unwanted SMS messages, consider checking your phone bill so that you can immediately report unauthorized payments to your service provider.

Method 2 of 2: With an iPhone

Report a Spam Text Step 8

Step 1. Open

Iphoneimessageapp

It is the application whose icon contains a white speech bubble on a green background which is usually displayed at the bottom of your iPhone's home screen.

Report a Spam Text Step 9

Step 2. Open the conversation containing the spam message

You'll find her in your conversation list.

Report a Spam Text Step 10

Step 3. Tap and hold the spam message

By keeping your finger pressed on the body of the message, a small drop-down menu is displayed at the bottom of the screen.

During the operation, be careful not to reply to the message or click on any of the links it contains

Report a Spam Text Step 11

Step 4. Press More

This is the last option that appears at the bottom of the window. A blue check mark appears to the left of the message.

You can select more than one message, if necessary

Report a Spam Text Step 12

Step 5. Press

Iphoneforward

or Forward.

Press the icon To transfer which represents a curved arrow rising to the right located at the bottom right of the screen. This action will copy the text to a new message.

Report a Spam Text Step 13

Step 6. Send it to 33700

In the To text field, dial 33700, which is the shortcut for the spam whistleblower service.

If you are a SFR, Bouygues Télécom, Orange or NRJ Mobile customer, you can report spam free of charge by sending it to 33700

Report a Spam Text Step 14

Step 7. Press the Send icon

This is the button that represents a blue horizontal arrow going to the right, located at the bottom right of the text field. This action will send the message back to the spam whistleblower service.

Report a Spam Text Step 15

Step 8. Report unauthorized payments

If you receive unwanted SMS messages, consider checking your phone bill so that you can immediately report unauthorized payments to your service provider.

Advice

  • If you live in Canada, contact the National DNCL (National Do Not Call List) to stop receiving (or receiving fewer) telemarking calls. In France, Bloctel manages the list of telephone numbers that direct sellers cannot access.
  • You can report spam to the AFMM (French Association for Mobile Multimedia) from the Service public.fr site.

Warnings

  • Do not respond to mobile spam. Mobile spam is generally aimed at extracting your personal information. You should never reveal your personal information to anyone. This includes your bank account number, PIN codes, banking information, information registered with a service or company account, your social security number, and your email.
  • Do not click on any of the links that appear in a spam message. These links can install malware on your smartphone or redirect you to a phishing site. A phishing site is a website masquerading as a legitimate site, but the purpose of which is to steal your personal information.

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