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Spam Texts Are Surging. Here’s How to Avoid Being Swindled.

By Nicole Nguyen

21 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Spammers are having to use more creative techniques, as people are more wary of their methods. This article will help you detect spam messages and avoid being hacked.

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Yes, you’re getting fewer scam robocalls—they are on the decline. But we are now being bombarded by spammy text messages.

If you recently got an unexpected text about a gift, an account freeze or even just someone unknown saying “hi,” it’s probably from a fraudster. The Federal Communications Commission issued an advisory last month about an uptick in consumer complaints about suspicious texts.

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