What to do when you receive SMS spam in Canada
I received this lovely bit of spam on my phone recently:
"Hi, it's Mary from the United Conservative Party. Can the UCP count on your support in the 2019 provincial election? Reply: Yes No" It came from 403-668-4075.
This is my "backup" phone, which I've never used to subscribe to anything. I have no idea where these politicians got my number, but I didn't subscribe to receive their messages. These kinds of messages are also legally supposed to have an unsubscribe option.
So I submitted it to the Canadian Federal Government's "Spam Reporting Centre"
The submission process was easy. It took 30 seconds. I sent screenshots of the text message and identifying information.
I encourage anyone else who has received an unsolicited spam message from "Mary" to do the same.