Updated: October 09, 2020 05:42 PM
Created: October 09, 2020 04:22 PM
(NBCNC/WHEC) — As the election gets closer, you may be noticing more calls, emails and ads, and this year, you're probably getting more political texts.
The average American checks their phone about 100 times per day. So, local and national campaigns are increasingly relying on texts to get their messages out.
Even voters who never signed up for campaign texts are getting them.
Whether it was for a survey, service or retailer, that data is sold to third parties, including campaigns that match it up with public voter information.
But there is a way to opt-out. If you get a text message that you don't want, just reply "stop" and they are obligated to stop sending you messages.
However, that doesn't guarantee you won't continue to get political texts from different numbers.
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