Smishing Scam: Government Warns Citizens:- Smishing scam, a portmanteau of SMS and Phishing worries the public. The Indian government has issued a warning against this new scam. The Smishing scam will make you reveal your confidential information through SMS. As the number of mobile users is rising day by day, a new scam is emerging as a significant threat to users and can turn violent to any extent.
These scammers generally come out with communication from trusted sources like government agencies, banks and or some well-known brands. Usually, they call up like an urgent call asking for important information like card numbers, social security details, login credentials and even OTP.
The government has issued a helpline number and released a URL to directly complain about such types of scam issues.
#DidyouKnow? Smishing (SMS phishing) uses misleading texts to trick you into revealing confidential information.#Dial1930 to report online financial fraud and report any #cybercrime at https://t.co/cr6WZMOi4c#CyberSafeIndia #phishing #Smishing #Online #CyberThreat #CyberSec pic.twitter.com/Yvl1SOouwC— Cyber Dost (@Cyberdost) August 26, 2023
Cyberdost on X app wrote, “Smishing (SMS phishing) uses misleading texts to trick you into revealing confidential information. Dial1930 to report online financial fraud and report any cybercrime at http://cybercrime.gov.in” . Cyberdost is a government official page managed by cybercrime.gov.in. It took the initiative to create awareness among the public through the X platform. This operates towards awareness of cyber safety and cyber security and operates under the purview of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.