Stay alert for smishing

Despite SMS being a somewhat outdated medium, “smishing” (SMS phishing) presents a real risk to your personal information and online security. It’s a perfect method for scammers because the limitations of simple text characters and links makes it easy to hide their true intentions. As texts are often received and read on smartphones, scammers can take advantage of additional connection capabilities and funnel victims onto the internet with greater ease. Be wary of texts with links, especially any alerting you to account breaches or urging you to click a link due to an emergency.