Beware of random text messages!
Sometimes we get in the habit of just clicking on all the text messages we receive on our mobile phones. But beware – especially if you receive any text messages saying you have won a prize, gift card or an electronic device like an iPad. It could be a scam! According to the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) these scammers may just be trying to get you to reveal personal information and make money by selling it to third-parties as was done in recent cases the FTC investigated. So what should you do to avoid becoming a victim? The FTC suggests the following:
Delete random texts, especially ones that want you to confirm personal information.
Never give out personal or financial information online.
Report spam tests to your carrier.
Check out the FTC website for more info.
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