What is smishing? Learn about fraud smishing alert.

What is smishing?

SMS Phishing is a type of phishing where the attacker gains access to an Android phone or any mobile devce using the victim’s SMS messages. In this type of attack, the attacker sends a SMS aiming to trick the victim into giving up a secret code to a fraudulent account. This code is sent to the attacker, who can then impersonate the victim in the real world. More importantly, they can also spread malware, spyware, and other unwanted programs to your PC.

The rise of smishing scams is becoming increasingly common, but what is scamming and what can you do about it? Well, first, smishing involves a scammer sending an SMS to a phone number, usually a business one, asking for a password. The scammer then uses this information to gain access to the business’s accounts, making it look like the business has sent an SMS, which is then used to obtain money or other goods.

Watch out for phishing emails

The thing to watch out for is phishing, which is when someone tries to steal your personal information. If someone sends you a link to a website in an email that looks official, but isn’t, they’re trying to trick you into giving them your information. Don’t click on the link and send your information to the bad guys; instead, report the email and send a link to the real website.

How to protect yourself from smishing

The rise of smishing scams is becoming increasingly common, but what is scamming and what can you do about it? Well, first, smishing involves a scammer sending an SMS to a phone number, usually a business one, asking for a password. The scammer then uses this information to gain access to the business’s accounts, making it look like the business has sent an SMS, which is then used to obtain money or other goods.

What to do if you think you are a victim of Smishing

In brief, avoid using mobile apps and being targeted by phone scams. If you think you have been targeted for a phone scam, do not engage in conversation and be sure to reach out to TELCO or You may also report these incidents to the PNP Anti-Crime Group (PNP-ACG) through www.pnpacg.ph or hotline number at (02) 8723-0401 local 5313. The DOF has also opened its online channels for netizens to report any posts, advertisements, and messages containing false information.

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