We understand that not everybody uses the Internet for good. Often the anonymity provided by internet services can result in abusive or harassing behaviour – everything from receiving unwanted texts or calls to fraudulent or otherwise illegal behaviour.
TextNow allows both TextNow users and non-TextNow users to block TextNow phone numbers. To do this simply text #STOP to any TextNow number you would like to block. #STOP will work on TextNow numbers and non-TextNOw numbers equally. Please see this article for more information.
You can also report incidents of fraud and harassment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure you provide us with the phone number and date the number contacted you.
If you are a TextNow user and would like to report spam, you can do so directly within the app. Please see this article for more information about how to do this.
We encourage you to report serious cases of harassment or abusive behaviour to your local law enforcement agency. TextNow has processes in place to work with law enforcement to disclose user information in response to lawful process (e.g. subpoena). You can direct the officer(s) to email@example.com where our team will be happy to provide them with information about our processes to obtain user information.
It is important to note that while TextNow takes incidents of harassment and fraud very seriously, we will not share any user information without valid lawful process, such as a subpoena. If you wish to obtain user information you should work with your attorney. Please see this article for more information about our processes.