It’s not just you. There are more bogus text messages now ever before, and it’s expected to get worse. As more action is taken by wireless carriers and government agencies to fight spam in robocalls and e-mail, the scammers are getting creative and turning to text messages. 

These text tricks are always made up of the same ingredients: Trusted Company Name + Urgent Problem! + Link. As you can guess, clicking the link on a fake problem can lead to real problems: potential malware, stolen login credentials and compromised credit cards. Spammers pray on panic to make you think you need to quickly click a link to solve an urgent issue or act quick to redeem a prize, hoping you don’t pause to see the clues that show why the message or website it directs you to may not be real.

Turn to Twitter and you’ll find a constant flow…

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