Young woman using cell phone to send text message on social network at night. Closeup of hands with computer laptop in background
After years of cracking down on robocalls, the FCC is now turning its attention to scammy text messages.
This week, the FCC adopted a new rule that requires mobile carriers to block text messages from sources considered “highly likely to be illegal”.
An estimated 225 billion robotexts were sent to Americans last year – more than 700 per person.
The rules will go into effect in the coming weeks.
How many scam texts do you get in a typical day or week?