THE DANGER OF BULK SMS (NEGATIVE IMPACT OF BULK SMS)

One may be wondering the title of this article but truly if you are not in trouble someone close to you is in trouble trying to come out of the trauma caused by a Scammer /phisher. Bulk SMS is a marketing tool used by most business men, organizations, churches to reach a large Audience which is a good business strategy, but to cut a long story short it is also a bad tool when used the other way round by means of phishing.

In recent times Bulk SMS is used by fraudsters/ scammers/phishers to outwit their prey because With:  

  • Bulk SMS You can send as many sms messages as you want with just a single click of the mouse to a thousand numbers or even more.
  • Bulk SMS You can hide your Identity and assume the Identity of a Legit business or Entity (for bad motives).
Take for example one can send a Bulk SMS to 10 thousand persons using different networks with the identity of the message read thus MTN, GLO, ETISALAT, CASH PRICE, CBN, Short Code (10401) e.t.c Note: Most of these messages are not from these entities (bodies, companies or organizations), they are all scam. Please never be misled by “Flashy unsolicited messages” that you may be receiving from a Bulk SMS Platforms used by Scammers or a phishers. BE WARNED……

Terms:

SCAMMERS: One who does everything in his/her power to steal from another, usually by means of trickery, deceit, and force. With the accessibility and anonymousity that the internet provides, scammers have become increasingly prevalent in modern times. PHISHING: is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. PHISHER: One who carry out the act of phishing.

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