Although it's impossible to prevent all spam, the more industry thought  leaders know about spam  activity, the more proactive they can be at stopping  unsolicited messages from reaching consumers.

To ensure the industry receives accurate and timely spam incident reports,  industry thought leaders must work together to educate consumers on
the importance of reporting unsolicited messaging campaigns. Reporting  these spam incidents is critical to protecting other consumers from similar  messaging campaigns.

For every spam message that goes unreported, consumers remain at risk of falling victim to  identity theft, fraud, and other unwelcome consequences. By encouraging consumers to report  spam to both reporting vehicles listed below, the industry collectively mitigates the risk of  consumer harm—a goal all industry affiliates should strive to achieve.


Reporting Vehicles

7726 Forwarding

When consumers forward a spam text  message to short code 7726, which spells  “SPAM” on a mobile phone, information  about that spam message will be delivered  to an industry-wide reporting system and  to the consumer’s mobile carrier.


  1. Forward the spam text message to  short code 7726, which will prompt the  user to enter the sender’s number

  2. Copy the sender’s number from the  original message

  3. Paste the copied number into the text  message field in the 7726 conversation and  send the message

When consumers report an unsolicited  message, SpamResponse can use the  information provided to help identify and  track down mobile spammers and the  mechanisms used to send spam in the  marketplace. SpamResponse documents spam-related  mobile and web experiences, using the  information consumers provide to help  target investigations related to certain  spam incidents. Then, when SpamResponse  evidence collection is complete,  SpamResponse works with businesses,  technology providers, and other industry  resources to shut down pathways for spam  delivery, cutting off spam at its source.


  1. Go to
  2. Click on Report Spam
  3. Log spam message details in the  appropriate fields, taking care to correctly  enter the sender email or phone number
  4. Submit report