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‘Smishing’ scams target text messages
NEW YORK -- More scammers are ditching email for fraudulent text messages in a rising scam called smishing. Cybersecurity experts say crooks are turning to text messaging because they realize more people are wising up to suspicious emails, whereas more people trust text messages. Scammers are pretending to be banks, service providers, grocery stores and more -- sending people text messages with a link to try to get victims to click on it and type in sensitive information.