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The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation


Complain about TXT spam

To make a complaint about unsolicited commercial TXT messages, please follow these two steps:.

'7726 SPAM - reporting txt SPAM is free and easy' logoStep one: Forward TXT spam to 7726

Forward the offending TXT message from your phone free of charge to our short code: SPAM (7726)

You will receive a TXT response from us (the Department of Internal Affairs) asking you to complete your report.

Step two: Reply to our TXT message and include the spammer's phone number

Please reply to the message you receive from us with the phone number the TXT spam message originated from.

Our TXT message will contain a hyperlink to the mobi site:

The mobi site tells you what happens to your complaint. The mobi site also contains our Privacy Policy, how you can contact us and links back to this website.

Your complaint will still be registered even if you do not reply to us with the sender number of the TXT spam message you received.

For more information please see: