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VERIFY: Links in contact tracer text messages don't take you to legitimate site

https://www.localmemphis.com/mobile/article/news/verify/verify-no-links-in-contact-tracer-text-messages-dont-take-you-to-a-legitimate-site/65-0027c4ee-e2d3-433e-b41c-26adfa6af4f2


VERIFY: Links in contact tracer text messages don't take you to legitimate site
The FTC warns clicking on a link could download malware on your device.

Author: Erin Spaht
Published: 2:33 PM CDT July 10, 2020
Updated: 9:56 PM CDT July 10, 2020
WASHINGTON, USA QUESTION:

Are text messages about being in contact with someone who's tested positive real and what happens if you click the link for more information?

ANSWER:

No, they are not real and clicking links may result in malware being downloaded on your device.

SOURCE:

Federal Trade Commission

More at link, including pix of text messages.

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