SMS scams, commonly known as ‘smishing’ have been around for a while, but it looks like they’re getting more sophisticated. Have you received one like this?
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A convincing fake text message purporting to be from O2 is doing the rounds. Have you received it? Here’s what makes this one particularly dangerous.
With the deadline for self-assessments tax returns this Friday, ‘smishing’ scammers are looking to take advantage. Have you been sent a dodgy SMS text message?
A refund of £247 from an ‘overpayment’ to Argos sound too good to be true? That’s because this is a number spoofing scam. Have you received one?
Unwanted texts can be annoying, but ones that try to steal your personal information or bank details by pretending to be from a familiar source, such as the latest ‘Apple’ scam text, are downright frightening.
Making change happen can take days, months or years – and thanks to the support of our community and our campaign supporters, our joint work on the menace of nuisance calls is continuing to pay off.
Ahead of my sister’s birthday, I fired off a quick text to my mum with some suggestions for presents. However, in my haste, I managed to suggest a wholly inappropriate gift idea…
‘I hate it and feel powerless.’ Which? Conversation commenter Matt Petre summed up many of your feelings on nuisance calls. We’re calling on regulators to work together to police and punish those responsible.
The concept of transferring money just by using someone’s mobile phone number isn’t new, but how would you feel about carrying out all your transactions in this way?
The text message is now the grand old age of 20. The first text was sent on 3 December 1992 by engineer Neil Papworth from his PC to Vodafone’s Richard Jarvis. And the very first texted words were… ‘Merry Christmas’.
Spam texts are fast becoming a regular annoyance for many of us. According to the ICO, there have been more than 30,000 unsolicited calls and texts reported in the last six months. So what’s being done about it?
If you were ever in doubt that it wasn’t a good idea to text behind the wheel, we took to a simulator to test mobile-use while driving. You might be surprised by how we got on…
So, I consider myself an avid tech user. It’s hard not to be in this day and age. However, it seems some are intent on destroying my enthusiasm by recklessly using their gadgets to annoy others in public.
It’s estimated that 1.5 billion text messages are sent each week in Britain. But with new apps offering free instant message services and networks working on a replacement, how long can the trusty SMS survive?