Want To Stop “Your Uber Code” Text Spam? We Can Help!
In the last few years, people have been complaining massively about Uber sending them mysterious text messages with a code. They said that it was unbearable that they would get one of those messages every two or three minutes. If this is your case, you’ve come to the right place! We can help you end the agony of spam text messages.
All You Need To Know About Uber Code Spam Texts
What exactly are Uber code spam texts and why don’t we know more about them? “Your Uber Code” text spam messages are unsolicited text messages containing a four-digit code from Uber instructing you to reply STOP to the phone number of the sender.
An Uber spokesperson said that those codes are sent when someone tries to create an account using your number. They said that it’s most often caused by a typo made by another user or an automated bot that’s trying to create a fake account.
How gullible do they think we are? Uber said that if you reply Stop, the unsolicited messages should stop coming, but some sources claim that if you do reply, you could be charged a hefty price if the number you reply to is a premium-rate one.
To make matters worse, people have fallen victim to some shocking Uber scams and lost hundreds of dollars. They were charged for the rides they never took as they weren’t even on the same continent.
What Can You Do About Uber Confirmation Number Text Spam?
The best option to stop the Uber spam is to ignore the message altogether—but if you’ve already replied, don’t panic. Make sure that the number you received the text from is an authentic Uber number. If it’s not, here are some options you have:
- Report the number to the Federal Trade Commission
- Use your in-built Messages app to report the spam message
- Report the message to 7726 (SPAM)
- Go to your mobile carriers for help
Report Uber Code Spam Text to the Federal Trade Commission
The Federal Trade Commission can help you with your problems regarding unsolicited text messages and other things involving online fraud. To report Uber spam text, do this:
- Go to the Federal Trade Commission's website
- Choose the Report International Scams option
- Follow the instructions provided
Use the In-Built Messages App To Stop Spam
You can use your Messages app to report a spam text message. Here’s how you’ll do it:
- Open Messages
- Click on the Uber text
- Select Block
- Click on Report Spam
- Tap OK
The contact is now blocked on your phone and safely stored in your Spam and Blocked folder.
Use the Spam Code To Report Uber Text Message Spam
You can report any spam message, including spam from Uber, by doing the following:
- Copy the Uber spam message you received
- Paste it to a new message
- Send the message to 7726 (SPAM)
Alert Your Service Providers About Your Problem
In order to fight even harder against this spam, you can go to your mobile carrier for help. They’ll offer you their apps that can stop spam texts for you. The companies that offer spam protection apps are:
Let DoNotPay Solve Your Uber Code Text Spam Issue
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This is how you’ll do it:
- Open DoNotPay in any web browser
- Go to the Robo Revenge feature
- Generate a virtual credit card for free
- Give the scammers your free virtual credit card number
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How To Recognize an Uber Text Message Spam?
When you create an account on Uber, they will send you a text message with a code to confirm your identity and account, but this is the only time you should get this type of message.
If you want to contact Uber directly to inquire about their code spam messaging, you can do it in these three ways:
|How To Get in Touch|
The Help section in the Uber app
|Uber Help Section on the website|
In-app Call Support or call them at +27-800-172-956
What Other Spam Text Messages Can You Get Apart From Uber Text Spam?
There are some other scams that you’ll want to watch out for. Find some of them in the table below:
What Are They
What To Do When You Get a Text Spam From Lyft?
Lyft is an app similar to Uber. The company offers ride sharing, motorized scooters, food delivery, and bike-sharing.
As with Uber, people started getting weird text messages with Lyft codes. Lyft spam text messages are illegal according to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The Act stipulates that sending unsolicited text messages that are a part of a telemarketing campaign is a violation of the TCPA. You can file a class action lawsuit in small claims court if Lyft violated your consumer rights and sent you texts without your written consent.
If you have the Lyft app, on the other hand, but you don’t want to receive messages and push notifications with promotional or marketing content, you can stop receiving them by doing the following:
- Open your Messages app
- Click on New Message
- Type the word End
- Send the text to 46080
After you’ve done this, you should stop receiving promotional texts. If you want to stop receiving both calls and texts, this is how you can do it:
- Open the Messages app
- Create a New Message
- Type the word Stopall
- Send it to 46080
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