No one is exempt from SMS scams, so it’s vital that you’re aware of what they are and how to avoid them.
SMS scams have various forms. Marketing campaigns aren’t exactly part of it, but they can be considered spammy. Perhaps you’ve given your contact number to marketing firms, so they’re likely to send you promotional content one after the other. The moment they start asking about personal details, like address, email, or account numbers, then it’s time to think twice about their real intention.
Other types of SMS scams are downright dubious. They may be posing as someone from your bank and tell you that they’re trying to stop someone from making transactions on your behalf. Then, they’ll ask you to give them the PIN for your account. That should tell you that a phishing attack is being attempted against you.
There’s quite a long list of SMS scams out there. To know more about the tactics used by fraudsters, check out the featured infographic.