If I Get One More Scam Call Or Text In Iowa I’m Going To LOSE IT
Today I got a text from my bank... wait no I didn't! I don't have an account with Green state bank. That's how these texts get us. They are alarming and hoping to catch us off guard.
It's sad that we always have to have our guard up, but with scammers always finding new ways to suck, we always need to be ready.
This is the classic confusing, or alarming text that is trying to get you to click a link. Obviously, at this point, we should all know never to click a link.
We've often talked about scams here in the QC, but here are a few other popular ones.
I Have Your Info Text
This one is newer and has gotten talked about a lot on TikTok. In short, someone steals your phone, and sends it to China... iPhones now have really solid security though, so these scammers in China will message you on your new phone claiming to have all your info (they don't) and then threaten to leak it online.
This again is a scare tactic to make you follow their directions as they walk you through turning off all your security to allow them to restart your phone and then sell it as "refurbished." These scammers now can sell your phone and have access to your private info.
The Friendly Phone Call &Then Texts
So I've gotten one of these before. They call you and then they text you. At first, there is no link, this is to build trust with you since it's not like the popular link-click texts. But as always it eventually will lead to them sending you a link to click, or a number to call.
There you have it, three popular ways scammers try to worm their way into your life. As always stay safe out there Quad Cities!
At the end of the day scammers suck, I hate scammers and hope they all disappear.