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Phishing, vishing and smishing, oh my!

Emily Crone

Originally, text messages were used to send notes to friends while stuck in class or to tell someone something brief. Then they became a way to vote in reality television hits and win prizes with game shows. More recently, as my colleague Connie Prater reported in a blog, debt collectors are beginning to e-mail and text debtors who dodge phone calls. Now, the most recent group behind text messaging: identity thieves.
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