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  1. Arti says:

    Simply reading a phishing message is normally not unsafe. Be cautious about all communications you receive, and remember that although phishing may most commonly happen through email, it can also occur through cell phone, SMS and social media. The user must click a link or download a file to activate malicious activity. Typically, however, malicious links don’t download viruses directly to a phone. Twenty-three states and Guam have laws specifically against phishing. Federal laws against fraud apply to phishing. Instead, they direct the user to a website or the app store, where they are encouraged to download malicious content. Phones are computers, and like any desktop, they can become infected by viruses when a malicious link is clicked.

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