Criminals are looking for new ways which would trick consumers into handling over financial or personal details. Text-messages are small by nature but if you click on the wrong one then it can cost clicking on the wrong one. Below a given a guide on mobile security in order to avoid getting scammed. You have surely heard of fraud and deceptive messages which advertise and trick the users into signing up for monthly text messages which they have not asked for.
Do not respond to any unsolicited messages. If you do not know the sender or it has been sent from a business or service which you have not requested messages then do not respond. There are some messages which would read “reply ‘STOP’ to avoid charges.” Simply ignore these and delete them.
Remember that these have hidden fees. Do remind people that responding o the messages would be chargeable and it cannot me mended. Responding to services like joke-of-the-day, relationship advice, horoscopes and ringtones have additional fees.
You can check the phone bill to know whether they are being charged for any useless services. Carefully check your phone bill. Are you already being charged for unwanted services? You can search for terms like “direct bill charge” or “premium content” which are used to disguise unnecessary charges.
Third part charges can be blocked. Call the cell phone service provider and ask them to block all third party charges. Never click on links in the unsolicited text messages. The links are normally provided in fake messages which claim recipient has won any prize or content.
You should discuss these family members and advise them on good phone practices. Just add the number to the do not call or do not solicit Registry list. This would surely help you avoid text based spam to some extent. The thumb rules that would help you avoid unknown text based messages to avoid malicious bombshells. Look with a critical eye on each of the message you receive. Think twice before doing anything.