Phishing by text message? Yes!

Scammers use any means available to get their trickery into your hands -- including text messages -- like this recent example of the gift card scheme delivered via SMS. If you receive one and don't see something similar already posted here, forward it to phishbowl@brown.edu, then mark it as spam and block the sender.

For tips on how to do this, we recommend the FTC's article How To Recognize and Report Spam Text Messages.

For phone calls, see Protect Yourself from Phone Scams by Blocking Calls

SMS exchange between victim and scammer

Phishing
Phishing Email (on campus)

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