Unwanted texts can be frustrating and costly. Often these texts use up data. You may have submitted your cell phone number on a website, but unless the website clearly stated they would be contacting you via text, what they’re doing may be illegal.
The following is required by the FCC for solicitation through text messages:
- Text must be clearly identified as solicitation or advertisement
- There must be a clearly stated way to get out of receiving future solicitations
- The text message must be attached to a valid phone number.
Many unsolicited text messages are sent with an autodialer. This is also against FCC regulations as well as the TCPA.
Unsolicited Texts often offer the consumer free product in exchange for submitting personal information. NEVER submit personal information if you do not personally know the recipient.
If you receive an unsolicited text message, you can forward the message to 7726 (SPAM) to alert your provider. Though this alerts your provider of the text you received, this will not necessarily stop you from receiving unsolicited text messages. If you fill out the form on the right, our lawyers will contact you and help you take legal action against the unwanted solicitation.