Smishing Text Messages: How to Avoid These Type of Scams - iCorps

The last two years have seen a marked increase in SMS phishing, a cyberthreat in which criminals' leverage text messages to steal personal information. Often, these messages imitate legitimate sources such as banks or well-known companies. The texts contain links to malware-laden sites, or ask targets to send personal / financial information to seemingly valid e-mail addresses. SMS phishing is particularly threatening because text messages are not subjected to traditional spam filters and authentication systems, which might otherwise alert users to suspicious content.

That said, there are many ways to avoid SMS phishing scams. The following infographic offers a number of quick and easy checks, for safe screen time.


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