What is SMS? What is SMS phishing or spamming?

SMS stands for Short Message Service. It is a way to send and receive text messages or short emails with your cell phone. SMS phishing is like Internet phishing except on your cell phone. Some fraudster is trying to steal your personal information by tricking you with a text message or by getting you to go to a fake Web site and enter personal information, like your bank account login and password. SMS spamming is unwanted junk mail delivered as text messages to your cell phone. If spam is a problem for you, check with your cell phone company as they might have spam blocking available.