What is Smishing?

smishingOne day, your text message alert rings and the words “You’ve Won” or “Win Cash Now” flash across your cell phone screen. When the text message is opened there is a link with a validation code or a phone number and a message to reply.

As technology evolves, so do scammers. The latest trend for scammers is now invading personal text messages. Instead of sending unsolicited emails, scammers are sending text messages trying to gain your personal information. Scams are now going so far as to send texts containing viruses known as SMS Phishing or “smishing.” [Read more…]