We’ve all been there before; minding our own business or aimlessly scrolling through social media when a text comes through from an unknown number. You open it, wondering who could be texting you. Is it an old friend? Is it work related? Is it that cute person you gave your number to at a Starbucks? The anticipation builds in the split second it takes your smartphone to load the message.
No. It is some company you’ve likely never heard of trying to sell you some product or service by overusing exclamation points and using words like EXCLUSIVE or LIMITED TIME OFFER. The initial excitement of receiving that text message ding or vibration quickly fades, replaced by annoyance and frustration. Why is this company sending you a text message? How did they get your number? You never consented to them to message you, let alone solicit you to give them your hard earned money. For many, this nuisance is a common problem. It is invasive, annoying and…illegal.
So what can you do about these unwanted text messages? What are your rights? What are your remedies? lowercase is here to help.