Two years ago, I got a text message from a number with a Las Vegas area code. Spammers’ lists of numbers have been multiplying as they shift their focus from email to mobile phones to take advantage of cellphone companies’ weaker spam filters.
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It’s a sneaky way of getting people to put the authentication message that they have received from Google into a text message so that scammers can get around the security setup. Again, the key is never to enter any important codes into a text message or any unverified sites.
And sites such as Google and others that use two-factor authentication will only ever send you the messages if you ask for them; if you’re receiving them without asking, it probably means someone is trying to break into your account.
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Increasingly, SMS messages are being used as a way of duping people into giving up their online accounts, and out of their identities and their money.
Many of those messages arrive looking perfectly innocent, and even useful.
’ ” says Mike Reading, Cloudmark’s director of technology for the Americas.
To end reply STOP.” Annoyed, I typed “STOP” and hit send. “Six months ago, when I would tell people I work for an anti-spam company and work on mobile spam, they’d all wonder, ‘What’s mobile spam?
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