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Spammers Turn to SMS Texts In Latest Scam

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You may have recently received text messages on your phone that claim you are eligible for a free iPad or other prize. These texts say that all you need to do to claim your prize is click the included link. Unsurprisingly, there is no free iPad and clicking that link may infect your phone with malware or sign you up for a service that will cost you dearly on your phone bill.

For more information on the latest SMS text scam, see Fraudsters spam out scams via SMS text messages on the Sophos Naked Security blog.

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