How Can I Stop Spam Texts?

Episode 1737 (47:40)

Anne from Bremerton, WA
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Anne is having issues with people texting her for someone else. How can she stop it? Leo says it's likely that Anne got the number and people are still trying to contact the previous owner. But it could also just be SPAM, which has become an epidemic. UP to 80% of texts are spam. She can block the number, but that's like playing a game of wack-a-mole. But check with the carrier. Anne's is Comcast Xfinity, they have a robocall blocker called HiYa. Download the app to her phone and it promises to block them. But it doesn't block text messages.  

She can also put her mobile number on the National Do Not Call List.