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Stopping UK government propaganda texts

MarkyMark83
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Looking how to stop unsolicited UK government propaganda texts to my account. 

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madasaf1sh
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@MarkyMark83 

 

I am assuming you mean the NHS Booster texts that the NHS is currently spamming anyone who has had a booster or not. 

I am afraid you can't, and can't see a way to stop this spam, as it doesn't have a number, I have already complained to NHS Digital and think it may be one for the ICO to investigate as its misuse of personal data

Current Phone: Sony XPeria Pro-I and Motorola Razr 5G
I also have a Planet Computers Gemini

I work in IT as an Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Tools Administrator (Office 365, Slack and much much more) and manage hardware both Mobile and Desktop / laptop, my desk is a bit like PC World

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We are all customers and dont have access to any o2 accounts





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MI5
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Reply STOP to the number at the bottom of the text.

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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madasaf1sh
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@MarkyMark83 

 

I am assuming you mean the NHS Booster texts that the NHS is currently spamming anyone who has had a booster or not. 

I am afraid you can't, and can't see a way to stop this spam, as it doesn't have a number, I have already complained to NHS Digital and think it may be one for the ICO to investigate as its misuse of personal data

Current Phone: Sony XPeria Pro-I and Motorola Razr 5G
I also have a Planet Computers Gemini

I work in IT as an Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Tools Administrator (Office 365, Slack and much much more) and manage hardware both Mobile and Desktop / laptop, my desk is a bit like PC World

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We are all customers and dont have access to any o2 accounts





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MI5
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Makes sense to complain about something that could save your life 🙄

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)
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madasaf1sh
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Not when they are sending it to people who have already had the booster... NHS incompetence yet again, not a surprise though to be honest.... 

 

No one is saying it doesn't save lives, but the NHS have to process data correctly, And it doesn't matter if its the NHS or o2, if you don't opt in or have the ability to opt out then its spam... 

Current Phone: Sony XPeria Pro-I and Motorola Razr 5G
I also have a Planet Computers Gemini

I work in IT as an Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Tools Administrator (Office 365, Slack and much much more) and manage hardware both Mobile and Desktop / laptop, my desk is a bit like PC World

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We are all customers and dont have access to any o2 accounts





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You should report this to your MP. This message was NOT sent by NHS but the UK Government. This was confirmed by the Scottish Government who had no control over it. It was sent to every mobile customer under pandemic rules ! 

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Actually there are apps and messenger on older LG mobile phones allowed you to block keywords or prepended numbers using a wildcard asterisk. 

 

 Whether this is propaganda or not is another thing. O2 and other carriers broadcast this message to all their customers.

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My sentiments exactly @MI5 

 

 

 

 



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Forward the text to OFCOM using 7726, you will get an instant reply with further steps. Technically if you haven't consented this in the past it is illegal SPAM.

 

There ae videos on YouTube about it --> Here. 

 

P.S. The number associated with mine was 6472667837.

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