Although a lot can be done to block spam texts, there are more effective ways to stop them, by tackling the source of the problem—that’s the threat of data brokers.
Data brokers harvest your personal information online and sell it to third parties. While some buyers are legitimate marketers, this information can also fall into the wrong hands.
In fact, some spam texts you receive might even come from data brokers themselves, who are trying to uncover even more of your personal information to sell.
By removing yourself from data-broker platforms, you reinforce your data security. This can lead to a dramatic drop in everything from spam texts to robocalls.
Unfortunately, there are also over 500 data-broker platforms in the U.S. alone, meaning opting out of each and every one is quite a lengthy process.
A data-broker removal platform like DeleteMe, however, offers straightforward services that stop data brokers on your behalf.
For as little as $10.75 a month, DeleteMe will complete all data-broker opt-out requests for you, and conduct a scan every few months to ensure your information is safe. Find out more about how DeleteMe can help you today.
Will Simonds runs Senior Marketing Operations at DeleteMe, and is a steadfast privacy advocate who has a resolute dedication to online privacy solutions and helping people regain their privacy.
Since joining DeleteMe in 2015, Will has worked in a number of different roles.
From launching the DeleteMe affiliate program, creating and maintaining hundreds of opt-out guides, fine-tuning DeleteMe’s customer communications and improving website conversion efficiency, Will lives and breathes DeleteMe.
Will earned his BBA from Endicott College.