How To Detect A Fake Text Message Screenshot
Hackers and pranksters have been sending around a lot of text messages and emails that claim to have been sent from someone else’s phone. These messages usually claim to have been sent to a person’s friends, family or co-workers, and instruct them to call a specific phone number in order to verify the message. The fake messages usually look like text messages, with all of the names and addresses correct, of course, but these messages are actually sent by computers.
Social media have made it possible to share thousands of text messages in a short period of time, but that’s just the thrill of it. Scammers will try to capitalize on the opportunity by using texts to communicate with victims, but you can protect yourself from these unscrupulous individuals by utilizing various hacks.
What is a fake text message screenshot
As said, a text message may look like it has been sent from a phone number you know, but in reality it has been sent from some random number. The sender’s number may not be registered in any phone book, and this is what makes it a fake text message. A fake text message can be sent by anyone, an individual, a group of people, or a company. A hacker can be the one who sends out the fake text message, or a fake text message can be sent by someone who is in possession of your phone number.
Exact steps to take to find a fake text message screenshot
Realistically, you can’t. Oh, you can figure it out easily enough if someone has artfully created a fake screenshot. Or “adjusted” one by changing the text. Since you can send a text message from any phone number you want to yourself, why would anyone bother? You just send what you want, have it show up on your phone and take a screenshot. You can even use a camera to show it is really on the phone! I would immediately take the opinion that any text message, no matter how it is presented, is clearly a fake or could be a fake. There isn’t any way to prove this other than collecting the text message information from the phone company. Getting it from both phone numbers and clearly showing that both phones participated in it MIGHT be good enough to prove that the message was sent as presented. Maybe. This makes any sort of text message extremely questionable.
Always check your text messages for any weird numbers, or words that are not actually a part of the email. Also, checking the phone bill is a good way to check for out-of-the-ordinary charges. If your phone bill shows an enormous amount of calls or texts to the same number, it is a good idea to scrutinize the charges. If on the other hand, you receive calls asking you to pay fees or send money to someone, it is a good idea to contact the police.