Cell phone text message screen showing a boss scam in action
A male in a hooded sweatshirt and suit with tie. Nameplate says executive in thief.
Cell phone text message screen showing proper reporting of a scam in action

Be skeptical. Ask yourself, “Would this person really text me and ask for money?”
The answer is likely no.


Don’t reply. Responding to the text just lets the sender know they have an active phone number. It also shows you are willing to interact, which opens you up to more scams.


Check it out. Ask someone else and try to confirm whether the message could be legitimate.

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