How to report spam SMS text messages to AT&T

I recently received a rash of spam text messages from an unknown cell phone with offers to “win a free ipad” or “get a free iphone 4s” well, bullshit.

The best thing you can do is to report text spammers to your carrier service. My carrier happens to be AT&T.

To report SMS spam, AT&T asks you to forward the content of the spam SMS to the short code SPAM (7726).

Here’s how to notify AT&T of a spam SMS text message using an iphone:

  • View the message
  • Tap “Edit” in the upper right corner
  • Tap the message to select it
  • Tap “Forward” on the lower right corner
  • Send the message to 7726 (texting fees may apply)
  • You will receive a free text message back from AT&T asking for the phone number
  • Respond with the phone number.

AT&T Guide: What you can do to control cell phone spam