Bad Texts

I've begun to receive spam text messages on my phone. They try to convince me that I can earn several hundred dollars each day just by going out shopping. It is a scam, but I am unclear on how deep this scam runs. At the end of each message, it says, "Text 'STOP' to so-and-so number to end these messages." I have not replied 'STOP.' My suspicion is that these spam text messages go out to thousands of made up numbers; that the people sending them are basically making up phone numbers and hoping some of them land. And they don't know if your number's real until you reply, 'STOP,' and when they find out your number's real, then the spam messages will come pouring in. Either that or they'll actually stop if you text STOP back to them. I guess I'll never know since I refuse to play their game.

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