Smishing could meanmoney theft

Action Fraud has issued a warning about smishing '“ an activity which enables criminals to steal victims' money or identity, or both, as a result of a response to a text message.

Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:00 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:29 pm
Mobile phone text message or e-mail

Smishing uses your mobile phone (either a smartphone or traditional non-internet connected handset) to manipulate innocent people into taking various actions which can lead to being defrauded.

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The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has received information that fraudsters are targeting victims via text message, purporting to be from their credit card provider, stating a transaction has been approved on their credit card.

The fraudster would receive confirmation of the victim’s active telephone number, credit card details,security code and other information.