Americans Experiencing Surge In Spam Text Messages

  • The Federal Communications Commission is working through an increasing number of complaints about spam text messages.
  • The FCC reported that it received more than 18,000 complaints about spam texts last year – which typically come from unfamiliar contacts, including some numbers that appear to be “invalid” or “unused.”
  • Cybersecurity experts are warning people that if they aren’t careful with those texts, their cell phones could get hacked, putting important information, or money, at risk.