May 26, 2022

When it comes to spam messages, it’s sometimes hard to tell if certain ones are regional or completely random. However they go out, one thing’s for sure. They’re completely unwanted.

Here in New Jersey, we have no shortage of these. My wife and I both get hit by them pretty regularly. Although for some reason, I seem to get more than her. No idea why.

Sometimes the texts are amusing and will give you a chuckle. Other times they might be about a product for sale where they try to solicit your business. At least, that’s what they want you to think.

And then, there are those that mimic services we all use and pay for. To me, those are some of the most dangerous ones because they can seem so legit. Case in point: A confirmation text over a bill you paid for but provides a link for you to check on a term or something like that.

Those can be the trickiest ones since it forces you to do a double-take. Always consider if it’s part of the normal course of action. The last thing you want to do is give your personal life keys to a scammer.

Scam Text

Mike Brant – Townsquare Media

Before we dive into the lovely spam messages I received, there is one particular type of text I haven’t received as of yet. That’s when someone’s claiming to be someone you know and they’re in a situation and need you to send them money right away.

Sadly, some of these scammers have gotten very good with how they word their messages and can trick some people rather easily. Always watch for red flags when something…

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