Text message scams (or SMS scams) are a popular type of phishing attack: These types of scams are difficult to trace, easy to do while pretending to be someone else, and can include malware links right in the text. Plus, if you aren’t paying close attention, you may fall for one without thinking, since we’re used to rapidly responding to text notifications.
But there’s a way to defend yourself – learn about scam texts ahead of time! Read on to learn about the most common (and surprisingly effective) phishing attempts hitting our phones these days. If you see one, you’ll know to ignore it and delete it.