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Experimental carrier anti-spam effort

Frisco

=Luceat Lux Vestra=
Jan 19, 2010
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androidforums.com
http://androidforums.com/htc-thunderbolt/411204-verizon-email-text-spam.html#post3186690

From that post:

"Verizon has a new service--you can forward spam SMS to 7726 (SPAM) and Verizon will try to solve the issue. Here is the post from the Verizon rep:

"We have heard our customers on this, and we have launched a new program to help with SPAM. Take one (or several) of the SPAM messages and forward it to 7726 (which spells SPAM). This is a new process. Once you forward the message to 7726, you will get a reply text message asking the identity of the SPAM sender (the "From" address in the SPAM message you received). Once received, you will get a "Thank-you" message from the 7726 number. We will investigate on the back end."

"The messages you send to and receive from the 7726 number are free of charge. This is a brand new program we are testing, and it just started on 09/1/11. Please make this common practice when receiving SPAM messages. This is not to be confused with alerts though. If you get alerts (something you signed up for), you should reply STOP to the message received before going the whole 7726 route."
 

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