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Read moreA survey of over 1,500 UK residents by the University of Surrey revealed that almost half of respondents had received a text message from someone they thought was trying to trick them into paying for something or sending you an inappropriate message.
The survey also revealed that, at least twice a week, people are contacted by a person who is claiming to be someone they know, or someone they have never met.
However, people often turn down these calls, believing that the person asking is simply trying to annoy them.
But a survey published in the journal Communications Law suggests that the problem isn’t limited to SMS.
The findings, published by the British Communications and Media Authority (BCMA), also found that people are more likely to be sued if they receive a text or email that they believe is abusive.
According to the survey, almost a quarter of respondents (24%) said they had received at least one text message that was abusive.
Almost a third of those (30%) had received text messages that were abusive in one way or another.
The poll found that two-thirds of people who had received abuse texts (70%) had already received legal action.
In a statement, the BCA said it had received “more than 100,000” complaints from consumers, but added that it was “impossible to verify” who had filed the complaints.
In total, there were nearly 4,000 claims submitted to the BMA for a range of offences, including harassment, false imprisonment, and fraud.
It said the vast majority of those who received a legal action were awarded a “small sum” or no money.
It also said that people were often wrongly told that they had to send a letter to the person who sent them the abusive text.
The BCA added that people who received abuse emails were often unable to receive legal advice about the action.
“It’s important to remember that these messages are never meant to harm anyone.
We understand that some people may be concerned about these messages, and are therefore seeking advice,” it said.”
However, we want to make clear that these types of complaints are not common and that many consumers are not at risk of being targeted.”
The BMA said it was launching an investigation into the problem.
“The BCC is reviewing its guidelines for text messages and text-based communications to better understand what is happening, and whether this has affected consumer behaviour,” it added.
“We will also be seeking more evidence to assess the impact of text messages on consumers’ behaviour.”