Alert:

Cell Phone Virus

We have a new one but this time it’s hitting your cell phone

Smishing

SMiShing is short for "SMS phishing."

Smishing is when someone tries to trick you into giving them your private information via a TEXT or SMS message. A form of Phishing, Smishing effects both Android & iPhones.
One option used by Smisher’s is to say that if you don’t click a link and enter your personal information that you’re going to be charged per day for use of a service. Another is asking for password and other personal and financial information.

  1. Don’t reply to the text message or call the number
  2. If the Smishing message is spoofing a company, call the company directly
  3. Don’t click on any links in the message
  4. Block these calls and text messages on iPhones & Android phones
 

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