How to deal with Spam / SMS / phone harassment in Australia

[Living]     2018-05-05
The phone always receives unknown text messages, most of which are promoted by merchants or using extreme means to publicize the downloaded APP, how to block them and how to complain?

The phone always receives unknown text messages, most of which are promoted by merchants or using extreme means to publicize the downloaded APP, how to block them and how to complain?

Spam and text messages are a worldwide problem. Here are a few tips to avoid spam / SMS / phone calls as much as possible.


How to block spam / text messages in advance

Many people ignore one important assistant that can help you block most spam / text messages / phone calls: ISP, your Internet provider. Apply to Internet providers for spam filtering services, and many ISP in Australia can block most spam for you.


filter software

If you are using a web-based e-mail address (for example, Gmail, Yahoo! Or Hotmail), can activate preferences to block spam. You can also purchase spam filtering software for your email account.


Already got it. What do we do?

spam message

If the text message comes from the real business, you can directly reply to "STOP" to cancel the subscription. Keep text messages and complain to ACMA. If you suspect this is junk text, don't reply and report it directly.


How to complain?

Download the official handwritten complaint form from http://www.acma.gov.au/Citizen/Internet/esecurity/Spam/spam-complaint-form. Send to report@submit.spam.acma.gov.au


There is now a more convenient way to report

Spam messages can be forwarded directly to 0429 999 888-Spam SMS Service Center.

Spam is forwarded directly to report@submit.spam.acma.gov.au

Note: only one merchant or sender can be reported at a time.

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