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Tips for Young Adults

Your cell phone is target of identity thieves

Identity thieves are going after your cell phone in an effort to trick you into giving up your debit or credit-card information. Here’s how it sometimes works: You’ll get a text message telling you there’s a problem with your credit or debit card. You’re then asked to either call a number that they provide — or go to specific website and enter your personal information. Once the thieves get your info, they have the tools to steal your money or your identity. The new scam has been dubbed smishing. To protect yourself from data thieves, never click on links in emails from unknown senders and never give your personal information over the phone unless you can verify who you are talking to.

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October 20, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

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