Thursday, September 2, 2010

Phishing Scam

New Yorker Jessica Almonte has been receiving the same text message; many times a day for the past couple of weeks is an example of the newest consumer phishing scam.

Federal Trade Commission’s Northeast Region director Len Gordon said: Those text messages try to get your personal information, your credit card number, your bank account number, your Social Security numbers. Scammers need this information as they going to abuse it and try to steal money from you.

Not like phishing emails, if you pay per text message, every time you receive that useless text, it is on your dime. Almonte reported an individual have to take different actions to filter the spam mails.

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