Text Smishing Scams. Responding Can Expose Both You And Your Phone to Identity Theft

Text Smishing Scams. Responding Can Expose Both You And Your Phone to Identity Theft

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  • B.S., Texas A&M University

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning of the dangerous brand new strain of identification theft frauds referred to as “smishing. ” Much like “phishing” frauds — authentic-looking emails that seem to be through the victim’s bank, federal government agencies, or any other well-known organizations — “smishing” scams are text messages delivered to cellphones.