SMS Phising scams are becoming more sophistocated and you should ask the following questions if you receive an SMS from an unknown sender…
- Do you know the sender, and do you usually receive SMS messages from the sender? Beware, scammers can mimic the phone numbers of legitimate organizations.
- Does the message seem generic or contains errors and grammatical mistakes? Always inspect links before opening them to check if the real destination domain name matches with the expected sender organization.
- SMS Phishing, or ‘Smishing’ messages, play on your emotions by creating a sense of urgency, followed by a link to click. For example, ‘Your account is temporarily frozen, please login immediately to lift the restriction’.