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Scam Alert: Phishing Text Messages On The Rise, New Report Says

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Cybersecurity experts have reported an increase in phishing scam text messages, according to a new report from CNET.

Josh Yavor, the chief information security officer at cybersecurity company Tessian, told the news outlet he has seen a recent increase in scammers using text messages for phishing, where they attempt to steal peoples’ personal information by pretending to be reputable organizations.

CNET also said a report from enterprise security company Proofpoint found that incidents SMS phishing increased by 24 percent in the United States last year.

The Federal Trade Commission reported that scammers will often try to trick people into providing information such as passwords, account numbers, and Social Security numbers.

They may use this information to log into your accounts or sell the information to other scammers.

The FTC said if you receive a text you weren’t expecting that asks for personal information, do not…

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