People have lost hundreds of thousands due to fraudulent text messages. Hackers have set up a trap for the gullible, which they can easily fall into

Every day, about ten thousand people receive a strange text message on their phone screen. “I will inform the Ministry of the Interior and Communications. Rent allowances. Get: (added link – editor’s note),” reads one version of the fraudulent message.

By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at