Text-Based Scams

Text-based Phishing Scams

We’re starting to see an increase in text-message phishing scams like the example below. If you receive a text from unknown origins with a link and/or time pressure and/or claims of too-good-to-be-true offers, we recommend blocking the number and deleting the text. Do NOT click the links or respond to the sender.

For more guidance on how to identify potential phishing scams, see this Answers article: https://answers.uillinois.edu/48243

Text pretending to be about ILLINOIS Unemployment Insurance Claim