We’ve been guilty for giving out our email addresses and numbers when we sign up for newsletters, shop online, or even try to find slamming deals. So it’s not a surprise that not only are we getting spammed through email but also on our phones, through text and phone calls.
However, not all spam is innocent spam. Scammers are using the spam tactic to find victims who they can steal both their personal and financial information.
“Sometimes criminals don’t have your number but are merely texting to verify [that the number is valid],” says Satnam Narang, Senior Security Response Manager at Norton by Symantec.
Here are a few tactics, such as downloading a call blocking app, that Refinery 29 learned from Narang. You’ll be surprised at how easily you’ve been handing over your information without realizing it. Click on the image below to learn how you can avoid being flooded by spam: