Now I Get It: What are smishing scams?

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You may have heard of phishing emails, which are meant to lure users to surrender personal or financial information by claiming to be from the government, a bank or some other reputable company. The ultimate goal for scammers is to steal someone’s identity, so many cybercriminals are moving to a new form of technology and trying to scam people through SMS text messaging, a method called smishing. Here are what smishing scams can look like and some tips for your self-defense.

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