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Tuesday, November 28th, 2023 4:15 PM

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Obvious Spam Text

I received a text with a phone number that is an obvious spam message but I cannot report it as such. 

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6 months ago

Hi @cwta78,

Welcome to Trend Micro Home Users Community.

I understand that spam texts can be annoying, intrusive, and even pose a threat, as they often serve as a gateway to scams.

There are few reasons why you receive spam text messages:

  • Unintentional Sign-ups: Sometimes, we inadvertently subscribe to services that send marketing text messages without realizing it.
  • Privacy Breaches: Your phone number may have been leaked or made public through various means, leaving you vulnerable to unsolicited texts.
  • Infected Devices: If one of your contacts has a compromised device, it could be sending spam texts to everyone in its address book. Malicious apps can also be responsible for distributing spam.

For more information on how to avoid spam texts, you may click here.

Hope this helps.


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