Short Codes have revolutionized the messaging universe. Not only do they put control into the hands of the consumer to opt-in and opt-out of the information they wish to receive, but the registry has created an extremely safe platform for businesses through vetting and confirming each account that applies for a code.
Despite this, fraudsters develop new techniques daily, and even though we do not yet have to deal with these attempts on our integrity, we are dedicated to the proactive fraud protection of consumers.
Luckily, we have a short code for that! Number 7726, spelling out “SPAM,” is your go-to contact in the event of a suspicious text message from a short or 10-digit long code. By sending a suspicious message to this code, the necessary information is immediately brought to our attention and shut down for investigation, stopping the fraudsters in their tracks.
HOW TO REPORT SPAM
- Forward the spam text message to short code 7726, which will prompt the user to enter the sender’s number
- Copy the sender’s number from the original message
- Paste the copied number into the text message field in the 7726 conversation and send the message
Reporting suspicious messages is incredibly important to the continued protection of consumers. By doing your part, we can eliminate them and learn from them for the future, while continuously creating new features and adaptations to make messaging more secure.
For more information on this short code and identifying possibly suspicious messages, check out CTIA - Protecting Yourself From Spam Text Messages.