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'I started callin' them back' | Skiatook man hammered with spam texts | How to make them stop

"Win" Text messages
Posted at 1:00 PM, Jun 25, 2024

SKIATOOK, Okla. — Jim Miller lives a quiet life in Skiatook.

Recently, an endless stream of text messages shattered his peace and quiet.

"I was getting text message after text message," he said. "10, 15, 20 of them — all had the word "win" on it."

Each call appeared to be coming from a different phone number. His first instinct was to ignore the messages, but soon, curiosity got the better of him.

"So I started callin' some of the numbers back."

But, that is what spammers count on to try to trick people out of information or money.

What should you do?

  • If you receive calls, text messages, or emails from people or numbers you don't know - don't answer.
  • Delete them using the 'delete and report junk mail' or 'report spam' button on your phone.
  • Copy the message and forward it to 7726 - the numbers spell "spam" on the keypad. This helps wireless carriers recognize and block similar messages in the future.
  • Make sure to report the messages to the Federal Trade Commission, this helps keep track of types of scam attempts being made. Do that on their website.

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