Why cybercriminals looking to steal personal info are using text messages as bait

Don’t be easily scammed!  These are some of the ways that people are being tricked into giving up personal and sensitive information.  Scammers are getting more sophisticated in the ways they use to con you; forewarned is forearmed!

With more people using their smartphones to make payments and many banks and utilities verifying users’ accounts through text messages, the fraud floodgates have opened.

It took just a momentary lapse in judgment for Alyssa Beckwith to fall for the scam.

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