With the familiarity people have these days with text messaging, are we perhaps assigning too much trust to this means of communications? A channel that we freely communicate with our buddies, is easy for spammers to take advantage of the trust you give to your friends.
It’s this, that scammers are taking advantage of with short assertive messages, and using these to capture unsuspecting folks of their debit card and social security numbers. What takes a few seconds to land a person in trouble, can result in decades of personal identity abuse. Perhaps our government could provide a replacement service of SS numbers, without the overhead of the witness protection program.
Its easy to replace a credit or debit card number.
Parents, re-remind your sons and daughters to NEVER give out their social security under any conditions.