Young unrecognizable businessman professional texting on smartphone using message app in dark office interior.
A growing concern among security experts is “scam texts” that can compromise data and personal information, as well as proprietary information from corporations where recipients work. According to Asurion, a common message might say “your bank data has been compromised.” The goal is to make you react without thinking.
Don’t react. Don’t blindly click on a link or it may infect your device with malware or take you to a fake site that asks you to enter personal info.
Also: Companies ask you to reply “STOP,” if you no longer want to receive their texts. Cybertheives often do the same thing, so they can check if your number works, so they can send more messages. Don’t respond.