Pesky Spam Calls/Texts/Emails

By now, we have ALL seen at least one post or television spot about spam/phishing calls, texts, and emails and how devastating they can be for victims.

Spam is irrelevant or inappropriate messages sent on the Internet to a large number of recipients. Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. Spam and phishing have broadened out to include calls to landlines and cell phones, texts, emails, and other forms of communication.

Below, you will find a graphic of one of these phishing texts received by a member of our staff.

We have set up a page here on our website where you can find examples of many types of spam/phishing communications. On our page, you will also find helpful links to agencies which can help if you would like to report the perpetrators or have been a victim.

We welcome anyone and everyone to use the resources they find here on our site for your personal use, in your business or agency, schools, etc.

The more we share this information and how to protect ourselves from it, the less victims fall for these tricks!

Published by camdensam

I am the Assistant Director of Camden County, MO Emergency Management Agency (EMA). In this role, I assist with the day-to-day operations of the EMA, work on the Local Emergency Operations Plan, manage the Facebook, Twitter, and website for the EMA, oversee the budget and webpages for the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), oversee and run exercises for the Camden County, MO Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and work with the Camden County, MO Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES). I hold a general class amateur radio license, call sign KE0LMY. I am a certified CERT and WebEOC trainer, as well as a trainer for the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency for numerous in-seat courses such as the 191, 300, and 400.

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