Rajiv Singha
INFOGRAPHIC: How can SMS Spam Harm You?
August 22, 2016

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

The dangers of SMS spam are not taken seriously by most of us. And this is where fraudsters find their window of opportunity. SMS spam is defined as unwanted text messages and they are not just limited to the traditional SMS (short messaging service) anymore. With the arrival of instant messaging apps like WhatsApp and others, text messaging has become more convenient than ever and this is the sole reason why it has millions of users today. But at the same time, this mode of communication has attracted the unwanted attention of hackers, scammers, and other cyber criminals. Messages are being used to scam users into revealing their personal information or trick them into visiting harmful websites. And given the fact that most of us do not pay attention to the security of our mobile phones as much as we do for our computers and laptops, attackers often get away with what they want.

This infographic draws a basic picture of what is SMS Spam, how it can harm you, and what you can do to stay safe.

Click on the image below to view an enlarged version of the infographic.

SMS Spam Infographic


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Rajiv Singha
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Rajiv is an IT security news junkie and a computer security blogger at Quick Heal. He is passionate about promoting cybersecurity awareness, content and digital...
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  1. Most valued information for common people. Thankyou Rajib:)

  2. Hasta GurungAugust 23, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Thank you

  3. Kalpa B DasAugust 23, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Hello Mr. Singha
    This article was indeed very informative and it articulates towards the recent activity that is profoundly affecting users globally as you have mentioned ,nearly millions of users face this threat which by the looks of it can be well interpreted by the well known saying “wolf in a sheep’s skin”. We should be more careful with what we access through our phones, I for one will definitely be more cautious towards these spam from now on. Once again thank you Mr.Singha for this very well pitched information…
    Keep up the good work! Looking forward to reading more such intricate articles from you…

  4. This is a good antivirus.

  5. Rajesh TavvaAugust 24, 2016 at 6:30 AM


  6. Dharmendra KumarAugust 24, 2016 at 2:32 PM


  7. 24, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    This is a good antivirus. Thank you Mr.Rajiv Singha.

  8. thank you mr singha for such information.

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  11. debakinandankumarAugust 25, 2016 at 12:08 PM

    hiiii mr.singha quick heal is very strongest antivirus. i am very happy. Thank you……

  12. RATAN KANTI DHARAugust 25, 2016 at 1:18 PM

    This article on SMS spam was indeed very informative.Thank you, Rajib Singha.Thumbs up for Quick Heal too.

  13. CA Vikram Shankar MathurAugust 25, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    Yes, indeed it is sad that despite so many warnings, people are continuing to fall prey to these scams. I myself keep warning people on my facebook pages and otherwise on my wall too – to no avail. Sad!!

  14. very effective l information. this will help a lot

  15. Ashvinee kumarAugust 26, 2016 at 9:11 AM

    Good anty wayrous

  16. shivam singhAugust 27, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    Than you bhai

  17. Aasim TanhaAugust 27, 2016 at 10:26 AM

    Thanks uuuuuu

  18. Bhaskar MahapatraAugust 27, 2016 at 10:28 AM

    Thanks.Very useful information for users like me.

  19. sudip kumar bajpayeeAugust 27, 2016 at 12:48 PM

    thank u rajib . this is very useful infromations from u. we, the net users should be aware of such spam.

  20. SHIBA PRASAD PRAMANICKAugust 27, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Thank you Sir, for your kind information.

  21. Very useful… Thanks 🙂