As you use your phone throughout the day, there may be times when you receive a text from an unknown number. The message may sound odd and ludicrous, as the sender either asks for financial help because of a family emergency or provides a link for you to visit to claim a prize you’ve won. Even via SMS, scammers are looking to outwit you into giving them your personal information, such as your password or account number. In general, SMS scams have one main goal: to steal your money.
As soon as they get a hold of your personal information, they will access your bank or email account. In some instances, they may even sell your information to other scammers. In 2020, scammers across the U.S. got around $86 million just by orchestrating fraud via scam texts. Learn how you can identify and avoid SMS scams by checking out the infographic below.
Infographic Source: https://blog.semaphore.co/2020/05/25/identify-avoid-sms-scams/