’ ” says Mike Reading, Cloudmark’s director of technology for the Americas.
To end reply STOP.” Annoyed, I typed “STOP” and hit send. “Six months ago, when I would tell people I work for an anti-spam company and work on mobile spam, they’d all wonder, ‘What’s mobile spam?
The dating verification service that the site pretends to offer doesn’t exist and the sign up form is in a frame that gets its content from another site, so all that you will end up with if you give them your credit card information is some subscriptions to other sites.
But when you click to process the transaction you get a screen that says your credit card is no good for age verification… Also, the person’s name on the email I got does not match the one on the verification site.
The rules for Craigslist are very simple, everything is done in person.
You talk to the girl on the telephone, then you meet her in person.
There were ways around the charges, like sending the spam messages from the Internet rather than a mobile phone.
Text spam used to be rare in the United States because, compared with the email equivalent, sending texts was expensive.
4) Have your carrier block messages from the specific phone numbers that are spamming you.