If you get repeated calls from the same number, you could ask your phone provider if it charges for a service that blocks calls from a particular number. it was to buy or join anything but lots more personal. We may routinely use these records as described in the FTC’s Privacy Act system notices.
I also recently registered my number on the do not call list and received a text with my full name and address with a link to a website.
Even though it was am when they sent it, I was waking enough to think logically and not click on the link.
And normally messages from sprint don't come from a seven digit phone number. I received one with him suggesting I use Ever to store photos. I was checking the message to see if anything was suspicious I should've noticed immediately being that it was an unrecognized number but, I continued to download to see if it wasn't a picture from someone I know.
once the download was complete the message deleted itself and I've yet to find out what was downloaded even after looking through my downloads which were empty and still empty after the fact.
I reported the content and sender's phone number to 7726 (SPAM). AT&T is sending out text messages to customers who had premium text message charges added to their bills sometime after January 2009. I was dumb enough to click the link, and it led me to this website to get money fast. I got a text message about some Nike gift card on my phone and saying that I should check out this cool app called appleshock(Can't remember the name) but what really scares me is that the message had the name of a family member saying "--Name" at the end.
I reported the message and it's content to AT&T via 7726. You don't answer their phone calls so they send text messages with your personal information? If you register with the FTC for the legitimate Do Not Call registry, you need to give your email.
Within 72 hours after you register the number, you will get an email that confirms your registration.
When internet fraudsters impersonate a business to trick you into giving out your personal information, it’s called phishing. The Federal Trade Commission Act authorizes this information collection for purposes of managing online comments.
Don't reply to email, text, or pop-up messages that ask for your personal or financial information. You can file a complaint about the messages with the ftc at ftc.gov/complaint. (the person that I sent the email doesn't have my phone number? Comments and user names are part of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) public records system, and user names also are part of the FTC’s computer user records system.