Andy O’Donnell of Lifewire recently wrote a helpful article on protecting yourself from SMS text phishing attacks. Among other measures, he recommends:
- Vetting texts that appear to be from your bank
- Being suspicious of SMS messages from strange-looking, non-cell phone numbers
- Reporting threatening SMS messages
He also recommends a couple of features that your cell provider may offer to help keep scam messages from ever reaching you, using a text alias and blocking texts from the internet.