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Merrickville, ON
reply to banditws6

Re: [Spam] SMS spam from 271-40 - Reply STOP or ignore?

Unfortunately the cell companies don't make any effort to stop SMS spam, since they collect a portion of the proceeds.
Since both were from the same number, I suspect you got signed up either by accident (typo) or deliberately. I'd reply STOP, since once you get charged, your cell company will make zero effort to deal with your complaints.
Some cell companies also allow you to forward SMS to a special number (eg. "7726" or "SPAM") to flag them. Check that out as well, but reply STOP regardless.

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