Request for SMS filtering tool (like an email filtering tool).

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Problem: Some pesky SMS spammers send the same or similar messages over and over from different phone numbers each time.  Unlike spam that comes from a single number, this kind of spam cannot be addressed by blocking the number nor by reporting it to the FCC.
Suggested Solution:  A filter tool that works similar to an email filtering tool common to many email programs. A filtering tool would allow me to set a filter (based on a recurrent string of text) and automatically block or at least tag, mark as read, or delete the messages.
Example:  I receive a slightly modified version of the following text multiple times weekly: "Are you available to help Alexis with pool contractor in Lovettsville. You have 1st priority. Reply 1 if interested, 3 if not".  The names "Alexis" and "Lovettsville" are altered each time and every message comes from a different phone number.  A filter that allowed me to filter any message with the string "pool contractor" or "Reply 1" would enable me to stop having to deal with these pesky spam messages.
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JG

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Posted 1 year ago

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TW

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This is NEEDED folks.. a year has gone by since this idea was brought up but the use of text messaging by spammers, especially those who seem to know these numbers through RC are unfiltered, is increasingly more frequent.  I have ladies in my offices receiving porn text messages through this service on a regular basis that make even me blush and I assure you that's almost impossible to do.  Please do something about this need!
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John Manwell

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One of the users in my office also receives offensive texts via Ring Central from spammers.