A TIKTOK tech guru shared a handy way to protect your iPhone from greedy scammers.
In a recent video, user @mottomarketing showed his 38,000 followers how to keep unknown senders out of inboxes.
This means that messages from people who aren’t in your contacts go into a separate inbox.
That could help you better decode phishing texts that try to steal your social media logins or bank account details.
Scammers often send messages from unknown numbers, and it’s a way to keep them away from your friends’ text messages.
To try it yourself, open your iPhone settings and scroll down to Messages. Tip It.
Next, scroll down to Filter unknown senders and tap the slider so it turns green.
Now when you open the Messages app, you will be presented with three options.
You can view messages from “known senders” (people in your contacts) or “unknown senders” (people not in your contacts).
If you want, you can also see all your messages, whether you know the sender or not.
TikToker’s advice, published last week, has received almost 100,000 views on the platform.
Scammers often send SMS from burner numbers to scam their victims with a phishing scam.
Phishing attacks lure victims to a website that appears to be operated by a trusted entity, such as B. a bank, a social media platform or another service.
However, the website is fake with fake content designed to trick a victim into entering sensitive information like a password or email address.
While separating messages from unknown senders won’t prevent the texts from arriving on your phone, it can help to separate them from saved numbers.
That way, you’re less likely to fall for a scammer pretending to be someone you know.
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