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SMS Scam Watch in Australia

Watch out, because your mobile phone may be the SMS target of a clever scam. Helen Wellings looks at the latest alerts and how to keep your phone safe. Australia’s 20 million mobile phone users are coming under attack from scammers and fraudsters. Complaints to the telecommunications ombudsman about bills for premium rate SMS have tripled in the last year.

Link: http://seven.com.au/todaytonight/story/?id=26499

The more publicity, the better, I reckon.  Everyone needs to be made aware that every text message which arrives to your phone isn’t necessarily genuine. 

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

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