I find it increasingly annoying that the level of spam received via both email and text message is not reducing. We have been suffering an increase in spam mail at work – although it does now appear to be under better control now due to the work of our spam filter providers arcanza – who are excellent.
What I find most annoying however is the spam text – we have all got them, and increasingly they relate to PPI insurance claims. I received the attached earlier this week, and the urge to reply is so strong, but apparently the best course of action is to ignore it – otherwise you are confirming the phone number is still in use.
Then forward the text to 87726 – which adds it to a black list. Sadly the mobile operators don’t appear able to sort the issue (in the same way the ISP’s have failed with Spam email).
A recent report indicates that over 80% of spam comes from about 3 small areas of the world – surely something can be done?