How to identify an SMS scam
Similar to phone scams, fraudsters may text you pretending to be from American Express, or other well known organisations. This can also be done via ‘spoofing’, where a fraudster presents their number as ours.
Three giveaway signs:
1. The SMS is unexpected and asks you to take action to avoid consequences.
2. The message contains a link and instructs you to click on it.
3. The message has spelling and grammar mistakes.
If you’ve received a suspicious looking SMS, please delete it.
Take a moment. Take control.