Spam TextThe Text Message LawyersWhy am I getting Spam Text?

September 20, 2018by Shamis & Gentile P.A.
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TING! You’ve just received a new message. You just got home from a long day of work and set down your briefcase or purse, dig into your pocket and pull out your smartphone. Then, you frown. The message reads: “TODAY ONLY $10 Compression Shorts SHOP NOW” You’ve never seen the phone number in your life.

You just received a spam text message, and smartphones have become a major target for indiscriminate marketing campaigns. Sometimes the senders are legitimate. You willingly gave your phone number to a company, and now that company is sending you ads. But spam text messages also comes from unknown numbers, advertising fake products and offers.

For decades, we weathered telemarketers on our landlines. Those calls are now reaching our smartphones. It’s time to fend off spam text messages today! Luckily, this process has become easier and more streamlined than ever.

Why am I getting Spam Text?

How did these companies get my number? It is possible you may have given it to them. People will often opt in for text messages and not realize they’ve done so. This could be anything from buying something online to even going to a sporting event where the big board says, “Text your favorite something to this number”.

If you already have a relationship with a company and provided your consent to communicate through text, they can legally send you updates and offers.

But if you’re receiving random messages from a company or organization you’ve never heard of, there’s a good chance this activity is against the law. It’s also possible that the sender is phishing for information and trying to scam you. Spam Text Messages from bogus entrepreneurs are just one way that criminals try to hack your data.

Why is it important to Report Spam Text Messages

“Oh, it’s only spam,” you think to yourself. “I can just delete it.”

Spam is more than an inconvenience. Did you know that it’s illegal for marketers to send you a text message without your consent?  According to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) if a company sends you an unsolicited text message, then they are responsible to pay you for each spam text message that they sent you.  This law is in place to protect you from the annoyance, nuisance, and invasion of privacy from these telemarketers.

How do I make these Spam Text Messages Stop?

The Text Message Lawyers got you covered! If you report the spam text messages that you received to us, we’ll track down the sender of the text message and help you recover up to $500 for each unsolicited text message you received or $1,500 if the violation was willful or knowing.

You heard that right… You could receive up to $1,500 per spam text that you received.

Report your spam text to The Text Message Lawyers. Lets Get Started:

  1. Save the text message! Take a screenshot and email it yourself so the evidence is preserved.  You never know what may happen to your phone and without the evidence your case is much more difficult!
  2. Screenshot your text messageor write down that number that calls you, as well as the company that they are calling from! Often ascertaining the identify of these companies is difficult, so the more information the better.
  3. Send The Text Message Lawyers Your Screenshot:Send the screenshot image of your spam text message by sending a text to 1-833-3TEXT-ME (1-833-383-9863) or email us at info@shamisgentile.com
  4. Call the attorneys at Shamis & Gentile, P.A for a free consultation for your potential case. We will happily discuss and let you know what further actions are required!

There are NO fees or expenses, so call today for a free consultation, send a screenshot to our spam text hotline or fill out a contact us form. We would be happy to review for you, a loved one, a friend, or anyone you suspect may have a case. Report your spam text messages today and we’ll see if we can help you recover $500 to $1,500 for each text message.

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