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A Self-Sent Text? That’s a Scam

Posted by on Friday, October 28th, 2022 in Blogs
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You have been minding your own business one day, and suddenly, you receive a text that contains a link. However, one thing that catches your eye is the fact that the text was sent with your own phone number. This is a tell-tale sign of a scam! Any text that is sent from your own number is most definitely a scam.

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The scammer may pretend to be an official or employee from your phone company, or the text may read as if it comes from some other authority like a “sweepstakes” or even a government official. Most of these texts will contain a link, hoping that the victim will click on it. However, DO NOT click on this link as the text itself is trying to phish out personal information from you. These links claim that you may have won a prize or need payment from you to continue phone services, but the best thing to do is to ignore these text messages.

Many people have received these kinds of messages on their phones where the scammer is spoofing or mimicking your own phone number, so if you have received one, you’re not alone. Many wireless carriers in the United States are aware of these types of scams and have been working on correcting the issue, but the first safety net against these activities is awareness.

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Whether it’s a text message or a call, many scammers are also pretending to be an official from the government or the wireless carrier. If you have been receiving these types of messages in the past, you can either report the message as spam or file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FTC). It’s important to be wary of any unknown or unsolicited messages coming into your phone.

The rise of spam texts, in general, has risen dramatically over the recent years, especially due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic as scammers are desperately trying to get more victims to send them personal information or demand payment. In 2021 alone, there have been nearly 90 billion spam text messages that have been sent to customers all over the US.

Victims of these scams may have malware or malicious software on their phones due to opening the link. Some links may install apps that may run in the background of your smartphone without your knowledge. It’s best to scour your phone settings and look through the installed apps to see if there is anything that you do not recognize, especially if you have opened one of these links. If you have been tricked into giving some of your personal information, the best course of action is to set up a fraud alert or credit freeze with the credit bureaus to prevent any fraudulent accounts from opening in your name.

If you have been a victim of fraud and identity theft and had your credit score negatively impacted, we at Fix Your Credit Consulting can aid you in getting your good credit back. Call us at (877) 212-2450 for a free consultation. We’ll guide and help you through the process and get your credit score back on track.

If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at 877-212-2450!

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