Most people are familiar with email spam, but fewer are familiar with SMS spam. SMS spam is unsolicited messages sent via text, a growing problem worldwide. So, why do people spam using SMS, and how can we prevent it? Let's take a look.
Here's a sample of SMS spamming. (If these were real, where did he mine or purchase the contacts ,from and who did he engaged to spam. Not sure if his aware of MAS regulation for Financial Advisers)
What Is SMS Spamming?
SMS spamming is sending unsolicited text messages, often for commercial purposes. These messages are usually sent en masse to large numbers of people to reach as many people as possible. Unfortunately, SMS spamming is a growing problem that is becoming increasingly difficult to control.
Why Do People Do It?
There are two main reasons people spam using SMS: to sell products or services and to phish for personal information. In the case of the former, spammers will typically send messages advertising cheap goods or services. In the case of the latter, they will often pretend to be from a reputable organization such as a bank or government agency to obtain sensitive personal information such as credit card numbers or social security numbers.
How Can We Stop It?
Unfortunately, there is no surefire way to prevent SMS spam. However, there are some things you can do to reduce the chances of receiving it. First, never respond to unsolicited text messages, even if they claim to be from a reputable organization. Second, be wary of any message that asks you for personal information; unless you are sure that the message is legitimate, do not respond. Finally, if you do receive an SMS spam message, report it to your cell phone carrier so they can take appropriate action.
SMS spam is a growing problem worldwide that is becoming increasingly difficult to control. While there is no surefire way to prevent it, there are some things you can do to reduce the chances of receiving it. If you do receive an SMS spam message, report it to your cell phone carrier so they can take appropriate action.