Nessel issues smishing warning | wzzm13.com

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The scams aim to get personal information from victims, including credit card numbers or passwords, and can encourage victims to click on links that install malware.

MICHIGAN, USA β€” Attorney General Dana Nessel is warning Michiganders against smishing, or SMS phishing. The scams send fraudulent texts to victims and claim to come from Verizon.

Similar to phishing through emails, smishing spoofs phone numbers to appear to come from a legitimate source. The scams aim to get personal information from victims, including credit card numbers or passwords, and can encourage victims to click on links that install malware.

β€œA common smishing tactic is to send a text warning about a fake problem with one of your accounts and ask for your information,” Nessel said in a release. β€œOr some scammers will pitch…

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