• Why Mobile Phishing Scams Are On the Rise and How You Can Avoid Becoming a Victim

    People in a row texting on smartphones
    Apr 20, 2018
    By now, you’ve likely heard of a phishing scam circulating via text message intending to trick members into divulging their confidential account information. In case you’re unclear as to what exactly is meant by a phishing scam, it’s a type of crime in which an attacker attempts to obtain sensitive (usually financial) information by posing as a trustworthy enterprise. Although email phishing scams continue to wreak havoc, criminals are increasingly targeting mobile phones in what’s known as a “smishing” (SMS phishing) attack using text messages to deceive consumers into giving up confidential information.