Text Message Scams

What should I do if I receive a suspicious text message?

Do not click on any links or provide personal information. Report the message to your mobile carrier and, if applicable, the appropriate authorities. Delete the message to avoid accidental interactions.

How can I recognize a text message scam?

Text message scams often contain urgent messages, ask for personal information, or offer unexpected rewards. Be skeptical of unsolicited messages and verify the sender’s legitimacy through official channels.

What is a text message scam?

A text message scam, or smishing, involves fraudulent messages sent via text with the goal of tricking individuals into providing personal information, clicking on malicious links, or taking other harmful actions.