You get a text message claiming your email account has been hacked. The message asks you to text back in order to reactivate your account. Has your account really been hacked, or is this a scam?
Here’s an example of a spam text making the rounds:
User #25384: Your Gmail profile has been compromised. Text back SENDNOW in order to reactivate your account.
The scammers who sent that message want to take advantage of your computer security concerns in order to get your personal information. If you’ve received a text message like it, here’s what to do:
Concerned that your email account really has been compromised? Read our article on hacked accounts to learn what you can do to remedy the situation.