CNET News Video: Are you a smishing victim?
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CNET News Video: Are you a smishing victim?

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Smishing is the latest in high-tech scams. And they're hitting cell phones everywhere. Sumi Das explains what smishing is and how you can protect yourself.

Criminals are persistent bunch always finding new ways to run scams. One of the latest you need to know about it's fishing and I know anything about mixing. And stare -- Submission. Now I've heard of Phishing. But not missing. That you are similar. Seeing is an attempt to get information by impersonating companies like thinks. Smashing his fishing using it SMS to -- -- call action. Across North America Europe and the UK thirty million smashing messages are sent a cell phone users every day the attackers -- -- people don't have filters and -- found. So -- could send deputies and. People receive them or get a larger numbers of people dropping their account information fortunately most people know how to respond I -- Then sometimes they say Texas stop I don't know -- -- -- -- artist's camp I deleted as soon as I see it. It is too -- to be true it probably to -- a feature we're still skippers keep trying to find unsuspecting individuals who will give up their information. Users should send offending messages to Spain not to take the message forward to 776 short code. And your cellphone from RB alerted and will market as a abuse message when in doubt call the company that supposedly sent the SMS and ask if it's legitimate. Is -- -- going -- does cnet.com for CBS news.

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