You may regularly receive messages on your mobile phone for business transactions from different brands. To get rid of it, operators offer a fairly simple solution.
Sometimes you just have to say stop! If you have used your mobile phone number to create an online account on certain retailer sites, it is common for them or brands to use SMS to communicate with you. The content of these messages may vary, but if you do not wish to receive further messages, mobile operators offer a convenient and easy way to stop the ads.
This procedure is soberly called “STOP-SMS” and only works with short 5-digit sender numbers starting with 3,4,5,6,7 or 8. If you receive such a message, all you have to do is send STOP to a dedicated number. If the sender is displayed as a short number, it is sufficient to reply to the received SMS with STOP. If a brand name is displayed as the sender, a short number will be displayed in the message as marked below:
You just have to send STOP directly to this number. If you wish to verify the identity of the sender yourself, you can do so by sending the keyword “CONTACT”.
On the surmafacture.fr site run by AF2M, which brings together Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and even Free for their landline offers, operators warn that there is suspicion in the event of a message from a long number beginning with 06 or 07. Order . It may well be a phishing attempt (also called “smishing” in the case of an SMS), in which case it is advisable to report this SMS to 33700. All you have to do is forward the unsolicited to the dedicated short number and follow the given instructions.
Smishing campaigns are widespread and can take different forms, some aimed to collect your data, others to install malware on your device via a deceptive link. This is especially the case these days, with a huge SMS campaign suggesting a package has been sent when it isn’t.
Note for Freebox and Free Mobile subscribers: it is also possible to filter unwanted telemarketing calls. You can do this directly from your subscribers area by following our tutorial.
This article is from the Univers FreeBox website