Firms working to block spam and scams (The Charlotte Observer)

The spam messages that have long plagued e-mail inboxes are now finding victims through a much more personal route: the cell phone. Text messages are the latest tool for advertisers and scammers to target consumers. But unlike junk e-mail that can be deleted with the click of a button, text-message spam costs money for the […]

The spam messages that have long plagued e-mail inboxes are now finding victims through a much more personal route: the cell phone. Text messages are the latest tool for advertisers and scammers to target consumers. But unlike junk e-mail that can be deleted with the click of a button, text-message spam costs money for the person who receives it and chips away at the mobile phone’s aura of …

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