smishing

What you need to know about Smishing:

  • SMS messages are sent asking you to download free virus protection or malware software
  • SMS messages that entice you to click a link, which automatically downloads the virus

How to protect yourself against Smishing:

  • Protect your smart phone the same way you protect your desktop.
  • Most businesses will not solicit your personal information through text.
  • Call the business and verify that they sent the text to validate data.