SMS SCAMS ARE ON THE RISE
HOW TO IDENTIFY THESE SCAMS
I’ve received two text message scams in the last two weeks, and without thinking, one can quite easily follow their links, and be caught out.
IDENTIFY THE SCAM:
|This is a screenshot of the scam sent to my mobile:
|This is a common SMS scam which has been circulating:
Don’t be fooled! If you’re ever in doubt about security linked to your online banking, please visit the website of your bank.
If you look at the link in the message “htto://ow.ly/XRbHA” – this is not a legitimate Apple website, so that is the first identifier of a scam.
Again, when in doubt, visit the Apple website directly to log into your account.
Similar to email scams, always have a look at the “link” address, and it sounds like goobly gook – its a scam!!
Please pass this information on to friends and family so they are aware of circulating scams too.