‘Wrong number’ text scams and how to protect against them

People accidentally text the wrong number all the time, and we’re sure you too have received texts that were meant for somebody else at least once in your lifetime. Unfortunately, wrong-number texts are no longer just innocent mistakes. Scammers now intentionally send wrong-number texts to catch you off guard and exploit your friendliness, sympathy and kindness for financial gain. These texts though are not so obvious from the beginning, with no red flags such as suspicious links or mentions o
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