Beware of text message phishing scams

MSNBC’s Herb Weisbaum reports that cybercriminals use fake text messages to lure people in the into giving away bank account and credit card information.

This particular scam involves scare tactics to make you believe that your account has been compromised. Cybercriminals use fear to make you act quickly and without thinking.

Read more about the scam.

Never give sensitive information (like an account number or password) in response to a request in a text message, email message, unsolicited phone call, instant message (IM), or on a social network.

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Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »