Smishing (SMS Phishing) Scam – Video 14 – Most Popular Internet Scams

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Here’s a another one for ya, Smishing. It’s basically means SMS Phishing for short. The way it works is, you’ll receive random text messages on your mobile device in an attempt to lure you into unknowingly agreeing to accept large monthly charges to your credit card or downloading a virus, or malware onto your smart phone or other mobile devices. Smishing texts often use “trending” news and entertainment topics, or use aggressive threats of fake-billings to lure you to a fraudulent website. That’s where you’ll get asked to enter sensitive information such as credit card details or passwords. When you get these texts, just delete them and don’t click the link.

Terry Cutler

I’m Terry Cutler, the creator of Internet Safety University, an educational system helping to defend corporations and individuals against growing cyber threats. I’m a federal government-cleared cybersecurity expert (a Certified Ethical Hacker), and the founder of Cyology Labs, a first-line security defence firm headquartered in Montréal, Canada. In 2020, I wrote a bestselling book about the secrets of internet safety from the viewpoint of an ethical hacker. I’m a frequent contributor to National & Global media coverage about cyber-crime, spying, security failures, internet scams, and social network dangers families and individuals face daily.