FBI: avoid being holiday cyberscammed

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 9:30am EST

The FBI is warning that mobile phones could be the next target of phishing scams. They say cyber crooks will be using scams called "smishing" or "vishing" to steal personal information -- like bank account and credit card numbers. Information Week reports, Smishing is a combination of SMS texting and the common online practice of phishing, which uses e-mails to send people to websites where they're asked to give up personal information. The FBI advises users to not respond to text messages from unknown or blocked numbers.

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