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A spam scam is spread all around on the Android Smartphones, warned Rob McKenna Washington State Attorney General on Friday. This is a new Trojan from SpamSoldier infecting the Android devices through the spam text messages in U.S.
This spam text message spread by SpamSoldier which offers a free version of the most popular paid games like Angry Birds Space. Some spam text messages says that the recipients have won a $1000 gift card.
Once a handset is infected, the Trojan keeps sending a slew of spam text messages. These text messages are often accompany some free games to avoid user’s suspicion.
The warning news released from Attorney General’s office state “Before you click on a link that is texted to you, understand it’s probably going to cost you that text that appears to come from a reputable retailer is usually a trick to take your money, install a virus, or both.”
The warning from Rob McKenna’s office also warned people from downloading the apps from the unreliable websites. Washington Attorney General’s office said that the Android Smartphone owners must download the apps only from the reputable vendors and must never trust the links sent in the text messages by the spammers.
Office also warns the users not to fall on the messages saying that you have won some surprise gift card. These spam messages may either take away your money or may steal your personal information. Via these spam text messages, this Trojan, downloads a list of phone numbers.