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Text spam

Most people hate the thought of spam especially when it involves a cell phone, a text message and a huge bill on the end. Unfortunately, much to the dismay of mobile users, this evil advertising approach of sending unwanted text messages to cell phones isn't slowing down its rapid pace. Text spam , which caught up in the past years, is still very common today, leaving many cell phone users short of a few dollars each month. Those who have suffered the consequences of a text spam know that it can be a real nuisance and a problem. And some even swear this form of spam to be the worst ever, much worse than email, junk mail, telemarketers and so on.

If you have been a recent text spam victim and would like to prevent future spam messages on your cell phone, the best thing for you to do would be to disable your text message service. However, some cell phone service providers might say that they cannot delete the text message service. So, in this case, the best thing for you to do would be to ask your service provider a refund for the number of spam messages received. Some service providers will even offer you a number of free text messages as credit toward future spam. And some may offer to shut off messages sent from emails and web browsers and only provide cell phone to cell phone messages, thus, making it impossible for spammers who most often use email programs to send thousands of messages at once. If your service provider can disable the text message function off your cell phone, however, then this would be the ultimate solution to filter out the spam and you will be free from all those silly advertising gimmicks.

If after a while, you want to use your text message service, you might want to get on the cheapest plan possible. Some providers offer a few hundred messages for a few dollars. This way, you know how much your money will go towards text messaging and you won't have to wait till the end of the month for your big unexpected bill. Finally, if you would like to prevent future spam, don't be shy to call up and complain to your service provider. Many people are usually embarrassed to ask refund for a 15 cents text spam and do not want to waste their time arguing with a customer service representative. But it's the only way to get a hold of the problem and get to the solution.

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A person\92s identity can be 'borrowed' for the purpose of creating fictional credit cards or a person\92s entire identity can be usurped to the point where they can have difficulty proving that they really are who they claim to be.

Up to 18% of identity theft victims take as long as four years to realize that their identity has been stolen.

There are many ways to protect your personal identity and many steps you can take to prevent your identity from being stolen:

*Never give out unnecessary personal information
*Never provide bank details or social security numbers over the Internet
*Always remain aware of who is standing behind you when you type in your personal credit codes at ATM machines and at supermarket checkout swipe machines.