FBI Smishing Warning: That Text Demanding a Toll Payment is Likely a Scam

Keep your guard up out there…

Be skeptical if you get a text message that says you have unpaid tolls. These texts may contain a link to a website where you enter payment information that goes straight to the scammers.

“Smishing” Definition: A social engineering attack using fake text messages to trick people into downloading malware, sharing sensitive information, or sending money to cybercriminals. “Smishing” combines “SMS” — or “short message service” — and “phishing.” Phishing generally pertains to attacks on the Internet, email, or websites.

Your Business Communications need to be protected too. Make sure your systems are secure. Contact CTS today at 800.787.4848 or jnolte@ctsmd.us.


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