Hope this blog post inspires all you graphic and web designers to properly secure your cell phone against malware and viruses.
Here are some quick tips to avoid cell phone spam text messages:
- Call your local cell phone service provider and ask for spam blockers. Many providers have free services that will filter out any spam text messages.
- Always read the fine print on any online form. To avoid spam, make sure your data will not be sold to a third party or shared.
- Never list your cell phone number on any unsolicited email, online form or pop-up window. Only list your cell phone number on trusted sites that you approve of.
- Reply to spam text with the word, “STOP.” Be sure to hit, “SEND.” By law, this should prevent further spam, by unsubscribing or removing you from the sender’s mailing list.
- Be wary of any “too good to be true” claims or contest winner announcements (e.g. “You have won a free $1000 Walmart shopping spree”).
You don’t want spam text messages arriving in your cell phone inbox, since you have to pay when you receive them. Take active measures. Can Digital Spam!
PS – Definitions:
cell phone spam: a nasty trick
spam musubi: a Hawaiian Holiday potluck treat
How to Make Spam Musubi (video)
Universal Stop Spam Text Command – Past post