SCAM ALERT: Fake text messages

Scammers try to reach you by just about every messaging means possible – even text messages: Patrice Lewis sent this warning:

Watch out for phony health-care-related text messages. I received one Thursday morning that appeared to come from my health-care provider. It told me to click the included link for a health message. I’ve been waiting for a notification that the result of a recent routine test is ready for me in my online health chart, so for a minute I thought it might be that, but the link looked suspicious. I called my provider’s customer service and they confirmed it was fake. So easy to be fooled by these links if you don’t take a minute to question them – so do be careful.

Even a health-care expert can almost get fooled – Patrice is a health-insurance specialist.

P.S. You can report fraudulent messages here.

3 Replies to "SCAM ALERT: Fake text messages"

  • LyndaB July 3, 2021 (9:17 pm)

    I received one from Radia Inc PS.  I wasn’t expecting anything from them. 

  • Jessica July 4, 2021 (1:28 pm)

    My brother in Connecticut got a phone call the other days “king county Sheriff” supposedly I had missed court days for superior court and I signed and returned the subpoena, etc etc. they threatened me with jail time or giving them cash. Long story but they didn’t get anything from me but it was close. Be aware. 

  • Dan July 4, 2021 (10:54 pm)

    Here’s a different fake text to watch out for…

    “Hey are you Eliezer? its Mandy, we chatted on PoF before when I went to come see my cousin but we didn’t meet for dinner.. im back in town for now if u wanted 2 actually meet up this time, are you free?”

     Blocked them straight away. 

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