Hey all, if you are anything like me then over the last while you have probably been getting plenty of scam calls and text messages which have malicious links and the rest telling you packages are ready for collection if you click links or go to certain web pages.
To me at least they are always give themselves away because they have bad grammar or unfinished sentences or strange bit.ly links…so i can pick them fairly easily, block the sender and get on with my life.
I did recently do a click and collect order for liquorland and received a couple of text messages from a random number that were very poorly worded, contained shortened goo.gl links and were generally very similar in style and format to actual phishing messages. The shortened link was only to a map of where the shop was…I had to select that at the order time so I didnt really need it again
In my mind there are some fairly easy changes the legitimate businesses could do to make themselves come across as legit like:
- Having messages proof read
- Using numbers that are on the Smart ID list so they come up as business names when they come in
- Not using links where they are unnecessary and are shortened
What other ways can they make themselves look more legit, and what have you managed to do to stop scam messages getting to your phone???