Monday, May 3, 2021

Do you trust text messageing?

Do you trust a text message if it comes from someone you know or a company that you do business with? Many people do, that’s why the number of “smishing” text scams surpassed email “phishing” fraud in 2020, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

Financial institutions, the federal government and big businesses, like Walmart® or Amazon®, will not reach out to you by text unless you first request it. Any text message that asks you to click a link to resolve a problem, access a service or win a prize is likely a scam targeting your personal information.

Do you know what to look for and what to do? Watch the short video and find out.

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