Scamming happens more during holiday seasons
Texting scams are a common problem year-round, but they can be particularly prevalent during the holiday season.
This is because scammers know that people may be more distracted and less cautious during this time, and they may also be more willing to part with their money in order to take care of holiday shopping or travel arrangements.
In California, attorney general Rob Bonta gave his positive words toward the FCC-proposed communication to end scam texts. All 51 attorney generals agreed with this statement and proposal, so we are hoping to see laws in place for this soon.
What type of scams should I watch out for?
There are many different types of texting scams, but some common ones to watch out for during the holiday season include:
Travel scams: Scammers may send texts claiming to be from a travel company or airline, offering discounted flights or vacation packages. They may ask you to provide personal information or make a payment in order to secure the deal.
Shopping scams: You may receive texts claiming to be from a retailer, offering special discounts or deals on popular holiday gifts. Again, the scammer may ask for personal information or payment in order to complete the transaction.
Charity scams: During the holiday season, you may receive texts claiming to be from a charitable organization, asking for a donation. Be cautious of these requests, as some scammers may use fake charities as a way to steal your money.
How do I prevent being scammed?
If you receive a text that seems too good to be true or asks for personal or financial information, it’s best to be cautious.
Don’t click on any links or provide any information, and consider contacting the company or organization directly to verify the validity of the message.
If you think you may have fallen victim to a texting scam, it’s important to act quickly and take steps to protect your personal information.
This may include contacting your bank or credit card company, changing your passwords, and monitoring your accounts for any suspicious activity.
How do I secure my information when texting?
An easy way for hackers to get your information to scam you, is by finding your information online or anywhere you left it. That is why anonymity is very important.
Sending your own texts online, should be done by a trusted platform. On our platform, we can ensure your safety, because we do not ask for any personal information when you send out your text.
It is encrypted and completely anonymous. Nothing for hackers to get you during the holiday season!