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2:44 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Mo. AG Koster warns of 'smishing' scam targeting smart phones

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 5:43 pm

The Missouri Attorney General’s office is warning the public of a new scam that’s targeting smartphone and cellphone users.

The scam is known as "smishing," and it involves text messages telling recipients that they’ve won prizes or gift cards from big-name retailers such as Wal-Mart or Costco and instructs them to claim them by clicking on a link.  Attorney General Chris Koster (D) says clicking the link will infect phones with malware that gives identity thieves access to personal information.

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