Google Messages RCS is being abused for ads in India

These ads are not harmless, either, with many of the examples we’ve seen being for personal loans, a category that tends to be full of predatory practices. One user reports that they were sent one of these ads on a phone that didn’t even have an active SIM card in it.

Not ideal to say the least. Apparently one of the only ways to stop getting these messages entirely is to turn off RCS. Why do I want this messaging service on iOS again?

source (Apple News)