Have you heard about Smishing?
Smishing is a form of phishing that involves a text message or phone number. It’s becoming an emerging and growing threat in the world of online security. While phishing refers to fraudulent emails that sent to trick the recipient into opening malware, smishing uses text messages instead of emails.
Text message scams are called “smishing”–a union of the terms SMS (Short Message Service) and phishing. While phishing typically refers to scams sent by email, smishing scams are sent by text message.
A typical smishing scam may happen like this: You receive a text message from a bank saying that there is a problem with your account. The message conveniently provides a link or phone number to help you resolve the issue. If you take the bait by replying, clicking the link, or calling, that’s when the scammers get to work. They may install malware on your device, lead you to a well-disguised website where you enter your information and unknowingly send it to the scammer, or sell your information for use in future scams.