CAFC Financial Crime Trend Bulletin: Text Message

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has released its latest bulletin on the subject of Text Messaging Scams, sometimes referred to as SMSishing.    Find the English and French versions of the bulletin at the link below.

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2017-09-15_Text_Messages_FR

“Text messaging scams occur when scammers use deceptive text messages to lure consumers into providing personal or financial information”

This may be in the form of offering very well paid work as a mystery shopper :

How the ‘mystery shopper’ scam fooled a young mother, a factory worker and a senior

Or to get paid to wrap your car in advertising:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/scam-cheque-overpayment-1.3802008

Or to update banking information:

“Bank text message scam” stealing information from Canadians

 

Remember:

Recognize. Reject. Report.

http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm

 

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