Regarding the prevalence of spam messages today, in the first part of this series, 5 major ways to know if an SMS you received is likely a scam message was considered, in order for you to protect yourself from been a victim.
In this part, we will equally look at 5 more ways to uncover spam messages when you get them on your phone.
I just got a message on my phone ending with a call to action. The content of the message is so nice and enticing that it’s difficult to resist taking that action. Before I press the button to reply this message though I took a second to ask myself “How I’m I sure this SMS isn’t a scam”?
If you’ve ever found yourself in this shoe of mine before, then you might just find the following 5 secrets in the first part of this series of how to recognize scam messages to be very helpful:
Your phone makes the message beep. You open and check and it reads “Wow, you have won yourself 1 million naira in the ongoing 'blablabla' promo. To redeem your prize, call me now”. You knew you didn’t participate in the promo, infact, you never bought their product. That’s a spam message.
You have one message received. So your phone reads. You open and find a long text about something that doesn’t really interest you from someone or a number you don’t recognize, and at the end of the write-up you find “Send this to 20 persons today and get rewarded with 'sososo' amount of money”. You are a recipient of a spam message.