Text scams linked to Hong Kong hackers target Washington consumers

Text scams linked to Hong Kong hackers target Washington consumers
Angie Hines shows one of the dozens of scam texts she received over just a few days. (Katie McDowell/KIRO 7)

Almost everyone with a cell phone has gotten a text from a scammer. Some look like marketing attempts, while others impersonate government officials or businesses. All to get at your personal information.

In the video above, Jesse explains how the scammers pull it off – and how to protect yourself.

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