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How to get rid of spam in SMS or CPA subscriptions

Как избавиться от спама в SMS

Spam (English spam) - Mass mailing of correspondence of advertising or other nature to persons who did not express a desire to receive it. Spammers are called spammers. In the generally accepted sense, the term "spam" in Russian for the first time began to be used in connection with the distribution of e-mails. Unsolicited messages in instant messaging systems (for example, ICQ) are called SPIM (English Spam over IM). The share of spam in the world mail traffic ranges from 60% (2006) to 80% (2011).

Since then, as the Ukrainian market went first Uber, then "Yandex.Taxi", taxis decided to add aggression in marketing and went to work closely SMS-mailings. Owners of phones happen to receive several messages per day.

If the operator did not get out of spam, the editors of collected some more simple ways how to get rid of SMS messages and stop this SMS flood.

Operator tips

Как избавиться от спама в SMS

AT Киевстар Kyivstar declare that according to their rules, the company that conducts an advertising mailing should always provide for the subscriber's option to refuse to receive SMS, even if he previously agreed to receive them. Newsletters that pass without the consent of subscribers are regarded as spam. The company advises several ways:

  • Contact the services that send out such notices so that the number is excluded from the mailing list. Low efficiency, given the number of similar SMS every day.
  • You can contact the call center: the operator of communication on the call of the subscriber can generally block the function of receiving SMS-dispatches - but in this case the mailings that the subscriber wants to receive will also stop coming, for example, the same SMS from Internet banking.
"Subscribers, as a rule, call their operator, and we launch a verification process, negotiations with other operators with the requirement to enter a number in the black list on the subscriber's complaint. - Vodafone.

AT Vodafone Украина Vodafone Ukraine also notes that if the subscriber receives a lot of complaints from the content provider (the company that sends out the newsletter), the operator checks. If the result is a violation - sending SMS without the consent of the subscriber, the operator can break the contract with the content provider. "For those customers who signed a contract with us, no complaints from subscribers have been received so far," the operator said. It can also go about the SMS-aggregator, which has many small customers, in this case the verification procedure is similar.

"Subscribers, as a rule, call their operator, and we launch a verification process, negotiations with other operators with the requirement to enter a number in the black list on the subscriber's complaint. The most reliable and fastest way to unsubscribe from newsletters is to call someone from whom you receive spam, "advise Vodafone.

How to unsubscribe from CPA subscriptions (Mobile click)

Как избавиться от спама в SMS

Since August 21, 2017 for all subscribers Киевстар "Kyivstar" has the option of entering its number in the "black list" for using the service "Mobile click.

  • Send a FREE SMS message with the digit "0" or the letter "O" (in any case in Latin or Cyrillic) to any of the numbers in the range 5071-5076 .
  • If the subscriber does not have active subscriptions , then from the same number as SMS, he will receive two messages:
    • "You do not have a lot of active pidpisks"
    • "The application of the Viconan. The modesty of the content is blocked. "
  • If the subscriber has an active subscription , then he will be unsubscribed from all active subscriptions for the service and in response will teach two messages:
    • "Dyakuєmo. The entry is closed. »
    • "The application of the Viconan. The modesty of the content is blocked. "
  • In the future, subscribers can not subscribe to the subscription and, if they try to do this, they will be automatically redirected to

To exclude your number from the blacklist, you must call toll-free number 504 and place an order.

A couple of anti-spam techniques

Как избавиться от спама в SMS

If you can not unsubscribe from the spam, there are a few other easy ways.

For Android, there are SMS managers, SMS filters and "black lists" that work by blocking numbers or stop words. Applications like the Black List - hundreds, are searched on Google Play on demand sms block or "block sms", work more or less on the same principle. Before installing it is worth checking the rating of the application and read reviews about its work.

For owners of devices on iOS , a detailed instruction is written on how to filter messages from unwanted numbers. For example, you can filter iMessage messages from users who are not in the contact list. If you enable filtering by sender in the "Settings"> "Messages" menu, the "Unknown Senders" tab will appear in the "Messages" program, and the subscriber will stop receiving notifications of such messages.

Another popular way among iPhone owners is to create a contact with the name "Spam", add all spam numbers there and turn off notifications for it.

If an antivirus is installed on the smartphone, most likely, it has the basic capabilities to block unwanted content.

A more troublesome method - for those who are very tired SMS-mailing, is to create a separate SIM-card for all activities related to filling out the questionnaires of brands, buying goods on the Internet, ordering pizza or loyalty programs. If by the method of paranoid Viber is also registered to a separate SIM-card, not "illuminated" in communication with sellers of services and goods, this will solve the problem of spam in Viber.

Finally, the hardcore method is to complain to the authorities. For example, you can turn to the regulator of the telecom services market - NCRSI. Spamming is prohibited under clause 3 of the Rules for the provision and receipt of telecommunications services developed by the NCCI and approved by the Cabinet of Ministers resolution No. 295 . The application for violation of their rights as a consumer of telecom services can be submitted both as a paper letter to the commission's address and electronically.

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