BEWARE of Smishing--Coming Soon To A Smartphone Near You!

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Good Life Real Estate Group Kansas City
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Smishing -- Coming Soon To Your Cell Phone!You’ve heard of Phishing by now, but what about Smishing? Smishing is the latest attempt by the bad guys to steal your identity by sending text messages to your cell phone. They most often pose as financial institutions that claim to have very urgent matters with your accounts, and provide bogus links in hopes you will panic and fall for the ID theft trap. DON’T DO IT, MAN!!!

 

Read this helpful post at credit.com to better protect yourself, and, for the appropriate actions to take when you receive one of those Smishing attempts.

 

I hope this info is helpful--stay safe, my friends!

 

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Enjoying The GoodLife!,

 

-John Currey, Residential Market Specialist

Coldwell Banker GoodLife Real Estate Group Kansas City

10865 Grandview Dr., Suite #2050

Overland Park, Kansas 66210

816-225-3888

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Rainmaker
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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
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John, I know this makes me part of the "backwards nation..." but I do not have, nor do I want, a "smart phone."  This is just one more reason why.

Give me my Dumb Phone any day of the week.

Jul 29, 2013 02:19 PM #1
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Jill Watts
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Hi John, thanks for the info. It's just one more scam to look out for in life.
Jul 29, 2013 02:56 PM #2
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Patrick White
Home Driven Realty, Inc - Baldwin, NY
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Good Morning John

 

Thanks for the post and information. Have a great day

Jul 29, 2013 04:34 PM #3
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John Currey
Coldwell Banker Good Life Real Estate Group Kansas City - Kansas City, MO
Residential Market Specialist

Thanks for stopping-by and posting your comments!

@Karen: You're obviously not that backwards, you are on ActiveRain!

@Jill: Sadly, yes. :'(

@Patrick: Hope you found the info helpful.

Regards,

-JC/GreatLife

Jul 29, 2013 10:16 PM #4
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Darren Copeland
Leader One Financial - Lee's Summit, MO
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It's always good to be aware of the lastest scams coming down the pipe...thanks for posting this!

Jul 30, 2013 04:44 AM #5
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John Currey
Coldwell Banker Good Life Real Estate Group Kansas City - Kansas City, MO
Residential Market Specialist

Glad to be of help, Darren, just too bad we have to add another scam to the list... -JC/GoodLife

Jul 30, 2013 08:22 AM #6
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