[ smish ]
/ smɪʃ /
verb (used without object)
to stealthily collect personal information via text message sent to a mobile device, usually instructing the user to call a toll-free number: When identity theft fraudsters are smishing, your cell phone may be an easy target.
verb (used with object)
to scam (someone) or exploit (their mobile device) in this way: Has your smartphone been smished?
See also phish.
Related formssmish·er, noun
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