Spam and Mobile Devices

Spam is the term used for unsolicited messages sent via electronic communications technologies such as E-mail, SMS, MMS or Instant Messaging (IM). Typically, messages delivered via spam to mobile devices include:

There are some simple steps you can take to minimise the impact of mobile device spam:

Never enter personal details, especially usernames, passwords, PIN codes and banking or credit card details into an unknown web site or send these details via e-mail, SMS, MMS or IM in response to an unsolicited message requesting you to provide these details. If you have any doubts as to the authenticity of a request received by E-mail, SMS, MMS or IM, then before responding to the message you should contact the company from which the message appears to have originated using a number or e-mail address obtained independently of the suspect message.