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:

  1. Report the number to the Federal Trade Commission
  2. Use your in-built Messages app to report the spam message
  3. Report the message to 7726 (SPAM)
  4. 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:

  1. Go to the Federal Trade Commission’s website
  2. Choose the Report International Scams option
  3. 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:

  1. Open Messages
  2. Click on the Uber text
  3. Select Block
  4. Click on Report Spam
  5. 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:

  1. Copy the Uber spam message you received
  2. Paste it to a new message
  3. 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

We know that losing your hard-earned money to some scammer across the globe is unfair and devastating. This is why we’ve created an app that fights for the rights of people who have been damaged by hackers and scammers. With DoNotPay, you’ll be able to get revenge on the scammers who wronged you

This is how you’ll do it:

  1. Open DoNotPay in any web browser 
  2. Go to the Robo Revenge feature
  3. Generate a virtual credit card for free
  4. Give the scammers your free virtual credit card number

When the scammers try to make the charge, they won’t succeed because DoNotPay’s virtual credit cards don’t have money on them. We will also unveil the person behind the scam and provide you with strong evidence that will be admissible in court.

DoNotPay can also help you block text spam messages on Android and iPhone.

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:

Contact Method

How To Get in Touch
In-app support

The Help section in the Uber app

Online

Uber Help Section on the website
Customer support

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:

Scam

What Are They

Group text spam messages

  • Text messages containing links directing you to scam sites
  • They can show up in group chats out of the blue 

Spam texts from email addresses

  • Spam texts that have an email address instead of a number
  • They are next to impossible to block
  • They are meant to act as authentic companies
  • Spam texts sent from emails are illegal, according to the CAN Spam Act

Craigslist text spam

  • Text messages you supposedly get from Craigslist 
  • They come from a different sender
  • Those messages are meant to steal your money

Bank of America spam text

  • These texts scams are meant to steal private info
  • They usually ask for your credit card or Social Security number

Wells Fargo alert text message spam

  • Text messages that are meant to make you interact with them
  • They tend to ask you to click on a link or give out your sensitive information

Facebook confirmation code text spam

  • An unexpected text message with a confirmation code from Facebook that you never asked for

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:

  1. Open your Messages app
  2. Click on New Message
  3. Type the word End
  4. 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:

  1. Open the Messages app
  2. Create a New Message
  3. Type the word Stopall
  4. Send it to 46080

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