In fact, in the last few hours many users have received an SMS, which reads “Dear, we have your iPhone, parcel waiting”. Below, you indicate an address with a code and then a link to click on. This message comes from a telephone number, which can even more deceive the victim.
ProiezionidiBorsa, in numerous articles has warned readers against scams that arrive by e-mail, which can empty their accounts. As in the recent article “Be careful to open the mail of the revenue agency you can also find yourself with an empty account”.
The clamorous mistake that is committed unwittingly by replying to this possibly expected SMS
But in the case under consideration today, we are talking about smishing, an acronym for SMS phishing. In particular, it is an attack that uses SMS messages to lure the victim into a trap. Just as e-mails come out telling us that a bonus, a gift, a shopping voucher is on the way, hackers also use SMS messages.
It is good to know that this scam scheme often happens to all those who often buy online. This is because users are targeted who are waiting for a package, perhaps the iPhone itself. With the SMS message that reads “Dear, we have your iPhone parcel waiting”, you really risk falling into the trap.
Maybe because out of curiosity or by mistake we click on the link. But after doing so, not only will they not find anything, but they will give themselves their sensitive data. What to do in these cases? What to do to recognize fake SMS? SMS must make us think when they request strictly personal data and when they contain links. It is a good idea to always look at the sender, for any spelling errors, check the web page address and report it to the Postal Police.