Five text scams to watch out for in Mississauga and Brampton

Published August 29, 2021 at 8:05 pm

Texting has long been one of the most ubiquitous means of communication, which unfortunately means there’s also a lot of junk, spam, and scam texts that can end up on your phone, some of which could be harmful if you aren’t cautious.

Insauga has rounded up five well-known scam texts that have been targeting local residents in Mississauga and Brampton.

If you get one of these texts, you’re advised not to click the link or provide any personal information:

1. Cryptocurrency text scam promising 500% returns:

2. This scam targets TD customers, telling them their bank account has been restricted:

3. Text scam claiming a return has been sent, with a link to claim your money:

4. This text targets users of the popular music platform Spotify, asking them to update their information:

5. A vague delivery text, alleging that you need to set your delivery preferences before you can receive something:

Residents are reminded not to click links or respond to suspicious messages like these, as scammers use them to try to steal personal information or important data.

For more fraud prevention tips, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre’s website.

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