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Old 04-13-2017, 07:42 AM
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Pogue’s Basics: Report text ads and spam
February 1, 2017 - One of the blessings of the cellphone era: There’s no spam, as there is with email, and no telemarketer calls, as there is with landlines.
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Well, there’s not supposed to be. Cellphone spam is illegal. If you get telemarketing calls, you should sign up for the Do Not Call Registry. You probably already knew about that.

What you probably didn’t realize is that if you get text-message spam, you can forward it to your cellphone carrier for future filtering and blocking. It’s too late for you this time, but you may as well help to spare thousands of your fellow citizens from getting the same cellphone spam.

All you have to do is forward the text message to 7726. (That’s the number spelled out by SPAM on your keypad. Get it?) If you’re feeling especially patriotic, also report it to the FTC. And be glad you have at least some channels to fight back on.

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Pogue's Basics: How to forward a text message
April 12, 2017 - In a previous “Pogue’s Basics” tip, I let you know that you could report cellphone text-message spam by forwarding it to 7726.
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“Well, great,” one reader wrote, “but how do you forward a text message!?” Ah. I guess that might have been helpful information!

* On the iPhone, hold your finger down on the actual text message that you want to pass along. When the More button appears, tap it, then tap the curly Forward arrow.
* On Android, hold your finger down on the actual text message, and then tap Forward.

In each case, you’re now asked for the phone number you want to forward to. Boom: The deed is done.

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how about robocalls
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Just get the MR. Number Blocker app. It filters out all that crap
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Just get the MR. Number Blocker app. It filters out all that crap
different numbers every time
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different numbers every time



salty pick one from these choices..

https://nortonsafe.search.ask.com/we...ctype=&tpr=121

If it doesn't do you right, try another one.

And if all fail you, do like I do. Just keep your cell shut off till you need it..

P.S. I don't get many calls. Besides my $399.00 cell flip phone never let's me know when I get a call.. FuBar..

Yet Yahoo tells me I need it. For security in case I can't open my E-Mail account.

And they got hacked big time twice..
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