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MI AG Nessel Reissues Consumer Alert Following Verizon Smishing Warning

On April 1, 2022, the Michigan Attorney General reissued a consumer warning that targets Verizon phone users. The scam often works since the text message looks like it is coming from Verizon, the user’s own phone number, or another trusted number. The scam texts from Verizon thank the user for paying their bill and offers something free by clicking on a link. The link will likely download malware to your phone that may lead to identity theft. Verizon is aware of the issue and is working to prevent these scams.

For more information, read the Attorney General’s full press release here.

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