Whiteside County Sheriff Say Forget Phishing, Worry About Smishing

Whiteside County Sheriff Say Forget Phishing, Worry About Smishing

The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department says move over Phishing. The Department says they are getting calls on Smishing.

Smishing is when someone tries to trick you into giving them your private information through a text message. These fraudulent messages often provide links to fake or spoofed websites where you are asked to enter sensitive information.

Smishing is particularly scary because sometimes people tend to be more inclined to trust a text message than an email.