Scammers are not lacking in inspiration when it comes to developing their schemes. Calls, SMS or email, the means of online communication are not without danger and it is important to always remain cautious when browsing the Web, because some malicious people are waiting for the slightest opportunity to rob you.
Fortunately, there are several clues to unmask fraudulent messages and therefore avoid falling into the trap.
The purpose of a fraudulent message is generally to invite the targets to call a premium rate number (4-digit or 10-digit number starting with 08), send an SMS to a chargeable number (5-digit number starting with 6.7 or 8) or, and this is the most common method today, clicking on a fraudulent internet link.
In addition, malicious text messages often play on the fear of potential victims by impersonating important organizations or mentioning upcoming payments. Often, the message also tries to inspire a certain urgency so that the targets act quickly without taking the time to think.
It is also not uncommon to notice significant typos or syntax errors in fraudulent SMS. This is why when you receive a suspicious message, it is important to observe the way it is written as well as the spelling because this can form proof of scam.
Discover in our slideshow the most common fraudulent SMS at the moment. If you receive them, do not click on the link, report it to 33700 and block the number.