I receive unwanted messages on my mobile phone. What can I do about it?

To stop receiving unwanted SMS messages, you can send the word STOP to the number from which you have received the messages and it will stop the messages from that service.

More generally, most mobile operators will allow you to block SMS (text messages) to your phone.
You need to call your particular operator to find out what service they offer to do so. In the UK, PhonepayPlus is the regulator of phone-paid services in the UK. PhonepayPlus maintain an FAQ page with advice for consumers about mobile phone charges.

See also, What is SMS? What is SMS phishing or spamming?

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