Tag: texting

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...

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...

With your kids heading back to school, you might be hoping they spend more time with their noses in a textbook than with their eyes glued to a screen. And since you know they’ll be spending time online — socializing, sharing photos, and downloading...

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...

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...

If you've ever gotten a text message on your cell phone telling you that you've won a free prize, you're not alone. During the past year, the FTC has gotten tens of thousands of complaints about unsolicited text messages. Many of the messages claim...

Any kid with a cell phone probably uses it to send and receive text messages and images. It's similar to using email or instant messaging and most of the same etiquette and safety rules apply. Texting Sexting Texting If your kids are texting,...