Phishing via text message - Are You Available variation

Beware the texting variation on the "Are you available?" phishing scam, with both currently being reported to the Phish Bowl. The messaging follows a familiar storyline -- are you available, can you help me now, I'm in a meeting and can't do this myself, please purchase a gift card --but arrives on your phone via a text message like the example below.

If you receive a text like this, do not respond to it and instead mark it as spam. Read the FTC's article How to Recognize and Report Spam Text Messages for detailed guidance.

Phone numner, Phisher: I don't know if it's convenient for your to get a task done for me ASAP! Response: No Problem, Janet. What's up? Phisher: Is there any sotre or cvs around you there Let me know if you are able to help.

 

 

 

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