I received a phishing text yesterday that purported to be from "NatwestUK". That in itself isn't entirely surprising; what bothered me was how easy it apparently is for any scam artist to use a service to disguise the number their text messages are being sent from. I want to know the number of anyone who contacts me; any system designed to hide this information seems thoroughly anti-consumer.
Is this something users have the ability to disable via software? Can my network (O2 UK) do it for me? Is it simply not possible in any manner due to how the system works?