SMS Smishing is a Spam Text Message

SMS Smishing is a Spam Text Message

In some ways, text-based phishing, sometimes called smishing or SMS phishing, is more dangerous than email-based phishing.

Scammers use this same technique to lure you into replying STOP to their messages, which can help verify you and your number.
DON’T DO IT

DO THIS
Click on the info (i) icon. Under the Details screen, click on the phone number, choose Block this Caller and Block Contact.

Spammy text messages promising free gift cards, low credit card interest rates, debt relief services or other scams are the next nuisance taking over our phones. The goal is the same, though: steal your money.

Facebook, Twitter, and Google keep track of your online activity and provide that information to advertisers. If your phone number is public on social media, assume it’s in various marketing company’s databases.

YOU ARE THE PRODUCT

Monetizing data, after all, is how free internet platforms make their revenue.

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