Smishing Scam: Government Warns Citizens

August 29, 2023 11:52
Smishing Scam: Government Warns Citizens

Smishing Scam: Government Warns Citizens:- Smishing scam, a portmanteau of SMS and Phishing worries the public. The Indian government has issued a warning against this new scam. The Smishing scam will make you reveal your confidential information through SMS. As the number of mobile users is rising day by day, a new scam is emerging as a significant threat to users and can turn violent to any extent.

These scammers generally come out with communication from trusted sources like government agencies, banks and or some well-known brands. Usually, they call up like an urgent call asking for important information like card numbers, social security details, login credentials and even OTP.

The government has issued a helpline number and released a URL to directly complain about such types of scam issues.

Cyberdost on X app wrote, “Smishing (SMS phishing) uses misleading texts to trick you into revealing confidential information. Dial1930 to report online financial fraud and report any cybercrime at” . Cyberdost is a government official page managed by It took the initiative to create awareness among the public through the X platform. This operates towards awareness of cyber safety and cyber security and operates under the purview of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

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