10 things you can do to avoid being a texting scam victim

Ben Rothke
4 min readDec 29, 2021

Scammers love texting — that’s why you get so many texts

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It starts as an innocuous text message like the one below. People click on these links for several reasons, the main ones being they think it’s from their bank or that they are busy at work and let their guard down. The term smishing is when a scammer sends text messages…

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Ben Rothke

I work in information security at Tapad. Write book reviews for the RSA blog, & a Founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance and Cybersecurity Canon.