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The Bottom Line: 'Smishing' Messages

Updated: Monday, August 5 2013, 09:10 PM EDT

ALBANY -- They are mystery text messages, claiming to need information about your money.
 
A Bottom Line Alert on a growing trend that CBS 6's Dori Marlin has already warned about.


The New York State Division of Consumer Protection is now calling it "smishing."  It's when a text - claiming to be from a bank, utility service, or cell phone company - is sent to your cell phone, saying you've got a problem with your account.
 
It then tells you to click a link or call another number, but when you reply, you're prompted to share your Social Security or PIN number.
 
State officials say, they have seen an increasing wave of these phishing text messages - and they warn that if you receive one, don't respond or give out any information because it is a scam.
 
Instead, they say to forward the message to SPAM - or 7726 - to have your service provider block the number from your phone, for free.

The Bottom Line: 'Smishing' Messages


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