Say "hasta la vista" to spam texts
Finally, some moves to clamp down on spam texts - two culprits face potential £250,000 fines. While there's no definite solution, things can be done to reduce spam, and collectively hit back at spammers. PS. If you get a text saying "our database shows you're owed £3,250 PPI", it's nonsense. There are no databases.
Forward texts to 7726 (spells 'spam'). If you get spam texts (ie, from unknown senders), don't reply 'stop' - it shows you're real. Forward the text to 7726 (87726 on Vodafone). If enough people do that, it can be blocked.