Spam Text Messages Are Dangerous

Are Spam Text Messages Dangerous?

Spam texts are without a doubt annoying, but you might not think they are dangerous. No one needs more notifications on their phone, especially not junk messages. Besides being annoying, there is a concern of safety when it comes to receiving spam texts. Getting unwanted calls from random phone numbers feels like a violation of your privacy. How did they even get my phone number in the first place? Are the messages that spammers send safe for my phone?...

September 2, 2021 · 3 min
Clicked on a Spam Text Message

I Clicked on a Link in a Spam Text: Here's What to Do Next

Spam texts continue to find their way onto our phones. Spammers send their texts en masse, it is possible that you even receive multiple spam texts in a single day. Download Dont Text on the App Store to block spam texts like this one ⬆️ Usually, attackers include a link in their spam texts that lead to a dangerous website. Opening the linked webpage can result in having your passwords stolen or receiving even more spam texts (no body wants that!...

August 21, 2021 · 5 min
Block Spam Texts from Gmail

How to Block Spam Texts from Gmail

Gmail addresses, like phone numbers, can be used to send spam text messages. You may be most familiar with spam texts from regular phone numbers. However, using email providers like Gmail is becoming more common. Download Dont Text on the App Store to block spam texts like this one How Can Spam Texts Be Sent from Gmail? Sending a text message from your email account sounds strange at first but it is actually really easy....

July 13, 2021 · 3 min
Block Spam Texts from Email Addresses

How to Block Spam Texts from Email Addresses

Sending spam emails has been around as long as well, email. As the world has gone mobile, there has been a growth in spam texts and smishing. Now spam emails and spam texts have teamed up to send you spam texts from email addresses. This is the mashup that nobody asked for. And for some reason, these spam texts seem harder to block than the rest. No matter what you do, you just can not seem to get rid of them....

June 23, 2021 · 3 min
Facebook Phone Number Leak

Was My Phone Number Leaked in the Facebook Data Breach?

Facebook is at the forefront of yet another privacy nightmare. In early April, it was discovered that over 500 million phone numbers and emails were leaked in the most recent Facebook data breach. Half a billion people now have their personal information exposed online. The data in the leak includes names, phone numbers, email addresses, passwords, birth dates, and locations. With all of this data exposed on the internet, there is little that can be done to reverse the affects....

June 22, 2021 · 4 min