We have been notified of a Phishing SMS (text message) that a Tasker has received recently. The SMS claims to be from the Hyer CEO, Dave, and asked the Tasker to complete a task. The SMS was sent from the phone number 757 828-7985 (but could be sent from other phone numbers as well). This SMS is NOT being sent from Hyer and should be ignored.
Please be on the watch out for SMS like this. Phishing via SMS (also known as Smishing) is relatively new, but instances are growing. Similar to phishing emails, here are the steps to take when you encounter an SMS like this:
- Do not respond
- Do not tap any links in the SMS
- Report it to Hyer at firstname.lastname@example.org