October 25, 2021

What to know: As robocalls get blocked, text messages could be next big thing for scammers

The ongoing pandemic-related stress surely must be worth a free gift, bonus or some sort of discount somewhere.

Unfortunately, we’re seeing an onslaught of texts promoting fake Covid-19-themed discounts and deals.

The Better Business Bureau mentions two specific scams that are hitting consumers in September.

There’s the text pretending to be from Hulu. “Due to the pandemic, Hulu is giving everyone a free one-year subscription to help you stay at home.” All you have to do is click on a link, which of course, will lead to all sorts of trouble.

And there’s the text pretending to be from Verizon. “COVID-19 REFUND. VERIZON COMPANY is giving out US$950 (RM3798) to all users of our Verizon service.” Again, let’s think about this a bit.

Why would Verizon or any company be giving out hundreds of dollars in…

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