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Missed Text Message

How The Missed Text Message Scam Works:

(with video below) Similar to the One-Ring Call Scam, this one targets cell phone users all over them world, regardless of the service provider. Perhaps you receive a text message and – as you don't recognize the number -- text it back.

Watch the video below to see in action the Missed Text/Call scam exposed, or read on:

Missed Text Message/Call Scam Video

You start exchanging messages, as the conversation is ambiguous yet promising. Little do you know that you are being charged an arm and a leg for messages sent and received, as the scammers use a Premium texting feature.

 

How To Avoid The Missed Text Message Scam:

It's okay if you don't recognize the number, but if the message it's not clear enough don't reply back. Think about it: if you text to a person who doesn't know it's you, wouldn't you mention it from the beginning? If you suspect a scam you need to report it to your cell carrier.

 

How To Report The Missed Text Message Scam:

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) using the link below:

Report To The FTC Here

 

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