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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:29 AM

New old scam??

So last week I get a text, " here is your new twitter account log in code"....
I 'm not on twitter. So I delete it. I go to the twitter website to see if there is any info on people spoofing my phone # in the twitterverse... Nope. I gulp and join twitter to see if there is any info. Nope. I unsubscribe from twitter.
I guess it was a spearfishing attempt to get me to click on the link..
Yesterday I get a very similar text about my acceptance link to ticTok what ever that is.

Anybody else getting junk text's like this?
I never click on unsolicited links, even if it's my bank, gmail.apple etc. I delete it and go to the web site and check it out..
This crap along with a bazillion spam messages started when I went to one of those multiple offer travel websites to get the cost of a plane flight. Good thing my spam filter is up to the task.. uffda

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Response to mitch96 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 04:44 AM

1. How to Report a Spam Text

This wikiHow teaches you how to report spam text messages by forwarding them to shortcode 7726 (which spells out "SPAM" on most keypads). Spam text messages are not only a nuisance, they are illegal and can even contain links that can be dangerous. Many spam messages are an attempt to obtain your personal information or spread malware that can infect your phone. Never reply to spam messages or tap on any of the links in the message and always report spam text messages immediately.


https://www.wikihow.com/Report-a-Spam-Text

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Response to mitch96 (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 02:19 PM

2. Never click/open anything in texts or emails that you aren't expecting!

Spoofing contacts to fool people and other dirty tricks are probably out there or in the works.

Lookout is a decent app for safety on phones, and is free to use with some additional features for $.

If you aren't using any anti-virus/malware tools, that is on you, look into it!

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