Spammers texting us, called ‘smishing’, scammed hundreds

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If you received a text in the past day or so that dangles the dubious possibility of a big inheritance coming your way, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Island RCMP say it’s just the latest installment of an annoying trend that’s known as ‘smishing.’

Forward suspected spam text for further investigation

The suspect text appeared in recent days. About 200 people have been scammed more than $2 million so far this year, according to the federal government’s Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website. Some service providers, including Telus and Bell Aliant, allow customers to forward suspected spam text to 7726 for further investigation.

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Read more at CBC News.

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.