"Someone Just Complimented You!" Text Message Scam

posted by Careth - 

Have you received an unsolicited text message saying that someone has complimented you, and asking you to follow a link to read it? 

Facebook posts have been floating around warning people not to click the link, because they say it is a way sex traffickers can hack into your phone and find out your location. 

It sounds pretty scary. But what is the deal?

Snopes says the text messages originated from an app called IRL or "In Real Life." The app allows users to send messages to their friends inviting them to hang out in real life, hence the name. 

While messages sent through that app may be legit, we all know how scammers work... and it appears that they have started using the same lingo so that unsuspecting people will click on the link and, well... do what scammers do.

So the best advice? Don't open any attachments or click on any links if you are not absolutely 100% sure who it is from and what it is for. Better safe than sorry!

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