The first thing to do when you’ve received a scam text message is report it to your phone provider. They can do things like:
Reporting a phishing text message is as simple as forwarding the message to 7726 (it’s easy to remember: the number spells out SPAM on the keypad).
After you’ve forwarded the message, they’ll usually ask you for the phone number you originally received the scam message from.
Although reporting scam texts to your phone provider helps stop the scammer sending out more SMS messages, it doesn’t stop people who’ve already received the message from being scammed.
To protect everyone who has already received a phishing SMS, you need to report the phishing site itself. This gets the site removed from the internet and so, even if someone clicks on the phishing link in the SMS, they’ll be safe.
The easiest way to report the phishing site is to use Phish.Report. Simply: