CHICAGO (WLS) -- The text message is clear: Scammers want to steal from you in a new way.
For the second year in a row, spam texts have outnumbered spam calls.
According to the annual RoboKiller Phone Spam Report, 87.8 billion spam texts were sent in 2021, which far surpasses the 72.2 billion spam calls in the same timeframe.
Here is what you should do to stop them:
-For iPhones, tap the contact information from the Message App and click "block this caller"
-On Androids, tap the conversation in the message app. Locate the three dots and click details. From details, you should find a button to "block and report spam"