Check your Samsung/Android phone

Apparently there’s a scam going on where you’ll visit a web site that has a tel: link and it downloads a Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) code that can wipe the data on the phone. You can try it out yourself by dialing *#06# – if your phone’s IMEI code comes up – you’re susceptible.

You can download an app called Lookout in the Google Play store. That way if you get a text to visit a link it’ll ask if you want to scan it and you’re protected.

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