Text scams surge as robocalls decline.

You may have noticed receiving fewer robocalls over the past year, but a new report finds scammers are increasingly using a new way to reach consumers: text messages. A statement from the Consumer Watchdog office of the nonprofit group U.S. PIRG is urging the Federal Communications Commission to pass new rules against robotexts, including requiring phone companies to block illegal text scams. The scamming text messages trick consumers into sharing sensitive information or clicking on malicious links. (Everythingofscience)

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