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One Question Text Message Scam: How It Works

Be very careful these days. Similar to the One-Ring Call Scam, this One Question Text Message Scam targets cell phone users all over the world regardless of the service provider they have. Perhaps you receive a text message with a question and - as you don't recognize the number - text back an answer or simply the question "Who is this?". What can go wrong if you do that? A lot.

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

One Question 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 does that work?

Watch the video below to see in action how this sneaky premium line operates:

How Premium Rate Numbers Work


One Question Text Message Scam: How To Avoid

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.

The scam is also very similar to the calls that people worldwide have been receiving from Tonga or any other exotic countries.


One Question Text Message Scam: How To Report

Make your family and friends aware of the Unknown Text Message 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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