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Kingston Police warn about smishing attacks involving Paypal

Smishing, or SMS Phishing, is the act of sending malicious links over text message. Kingston Police is issuing a warning to the public in regards to a new Smishing attack that uses an urgent text message to trick you into clicking a malicious link. The message states “PayPal: We’ve permanently

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Kingston Police warn of ‘smishing’ fraud from alleged mobile carriers

Local police would like the public to be aware that online phishing scams don’t only occur via email – internet criminals also send text messages in an attempt to scam. The use of text messages or short message service (SMS) for phishing attempts is known as “smishing,” Kingston Police said

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Utilities Kingston, Hydro Kingston alert customers of texting scam

After a number of incidents involving fraudulent text messages over the weekend, Utilities Kingston and Kingston Hydro are warning customers to be cautious of this scam. Over the weekend from Friday, Sept. 20 to Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, the two utilities companies received “numerous reports” from customers who had received

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Kingston Police warn of scams related to Capital One data breach

After Capital One announced last week that they had experienced a data breach in March, local police are advising of a number of possible scams that claim to be related to the breach. Capital One confirmed last week that the March data breach exposed the data of nearly 106 million

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Kingston Police warn public of new ‘smishing’ scam

  Kingston Police are warning the public on a new scam called “smishing,” similar to phishing. Many companies, products and services use text message alerts to keep you up to date. However, scammers are taking advantage of unsuspecting individuals where they pose as your bank or online account, for example, 

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