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Attorney General announces new ‘Scams at a Glance’ resource as robotexts outpace robocalls

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Robotexts are now outpacing robocalls in the United States, according to data from Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office.

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Spam robotexts outnumbered spam robocalls last year, with Americans receiving more than 87 billion texts compared to 72 billion calls, Moody’s office said.

As a result, Moody’s office has announced they are releasing “Scams at a Glance: Robotexts and Robocalls,” a resource full of information about how to spot scam messages and avoid being hacked.

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“Robotexts are now outpacing robocalls, and in many ways these scam messages are more concerning, as they can contain links with malware — leading to hacking, identity theft and financial loss,” Moody said in a news release. To help Floridians avoid fraudulent schemes related to these automated messages, I am releasing Scams at a Glance: Robotexts and Robocalls. This resource is full of information about how to spot scam messages to avoid being hacked.”

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The resource offers information about spam texts and calls as well as information on spoofing and phishing, how to sign up for the Do Not Call Registry, how to avoid falling victim to scams and more.

Read more by clicking here.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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