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Mobile Phone Text Messages – Six Best Practices

From PC Magazine, below are six tips to avoid text message mobile phone scams:

QUOTE: a few tips for staying safe from these kinds of scams.

1. Never respond to unsolicited text messages: If you don’t know who sent it don’t respond.

2. Remember that these service are packed with hidden fees: Remind family members that responding to text messages can incur charges that may be difficult to reverse.

3. Carefully check phone bill: Are you already being charged for unwanted services?

4. Block third-party charges: Call your cell phone service provider and block all third party charges going forward.

5. Do not click on links: Never click on web links in unsolicited text messages.

6. Talk phone safety: It’s important to discuss these tips with all family members

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