Scam Alert: Smishing for Dollars

Scammers never sleep. They used to make telephone calls and/or send faux computer messages.

Scammers never sleep. They used to make telephone calls and/or send faux computer messages. As people caught on and stopped responding, scammers found a new approach: texting.

So-called “smishing” (the term stands for “SMS phishing”) has been widely adopted for two reasons:

  • The cost of texting is negligible; and
  • Scammers are enjoying enough success to continue.

Read on here: Scam Alert: Smishing for Dollars - Senior Planet from AARP