Android :: Stop Spam Texts Without Confirming Validity Of Number?

Oct 11, 2010

Ever since I got my Android phone, or perhaps it was the unlimited texting, I began getting one our two spam texts a day. My question is this: When I receive such text messages, which often ask me to respond in a certain way (by sending back the word STOP for instance) in order for me to unsubscribe, should I respond? It's a dilemma because I want the spam to stop but I don't want to confirm the validity of my number either (that would invite more spam).

Android :: Stop Spam texts Without Confirming Validity of number?


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