Etiquetas: spam

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Don’t reply to — or click on — a link for a random text message you see on your phone saying that you’ve won a prize, gift card or an expensive electronic like an iPad. It’s most likely a scam.According...

Malware is short for “malicious software."  It includes viruses and spyware that get installed on your computer, phone, or mobile device without your consent. These programs can cause your device to crash and can be used to monitor and control your...

A free iPad?! A $1,000 gift card? And all for clicking on a “YOU HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR A PRIZE” text message you got out of the blue?According to a recent FTC settlement with a marketer named Jason Q. Cruz, it simply isn’t so. Seems Mr. Cruz sent...

Who doesn’t like to get something for free? That’s what scammers are hoping when they send out messages like this:You've been selected for a free $1000 giftcard!Enter the code 'FREE' at yourfavestore.com.shop.biz to get it now.Only 112 left! Text...

¿A quién no le gusta recibir algo gratis? Eso es lo que esperan los estafadores cuando te envían mensajes como estos:¡Has sido seleccionado para recibir una tarjeta de regalo gratis de $1000!Para recibirla ya, ingresa el código 'FREE' en...

Recibes un mensaje de texto diciendo que te han pirateado tu cuenta de email. Y en el mensaje te piden que respondas para poder reactivar tu cuenta. ¿En verdad te han pirateado tu cuenta o es una estafa?Veamos un ejemplo de un mensaje de texto spam...

You get a text message claiming your email account has been hacked. The message asks you to text back in order to reactivate your account. Has your account really been hacked, or is this a scam?Here’s an example of a spam text making the rounds:User...

You get a flood of messages from friends and family. They’re getting emails from you with seemingly random links, or messages with urgent pleas to wire you money. It looks like your email or social media account might have been taken over. What do...

TXT MSG:U won a FREE gift card!! Go 2 TXMSGSPAM, enter code $$$ to claim card within 24 hrs.RU getting the MSG? Recently, the FTC moved to shut down a network of scammers who sent spam texts that promised  “free” gifts, prizes, electronics, or gift...

Text message spam is to your cell phone what email spam is to your personal computer. Both may try to get you to reveal personal information.Text message spam is a triple threat: It often uses the promise of free gifts or product offers to get you...

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