I’m doing telehealth since covid and texting patients more (never used to give out my cell phone). I was on a videochat with a patient, using google chrome on my Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphone. During that time I received an unidentified text from “firstname.lastname@example.org” and did not open the text. Just below this was “newsletter dated 18-12-24” My questions:
1. Is there any chance that my videochat was compromised? doxy.me is supposed to be HIPAA safe.
2. How can I find out more about this website without putting myself at risk? I tried to google comserbicaoverseas.com and cubdomain.com was able to bring me to domain information about the website and a list of security systems (McAfee, BitNut etc.) that did not flag the website.
3. I don’t give out this cell phone number (new in 2020) to many people, so getting this text surprised and alarmed me. Am I being targeted as a normal consumer, or because of using Chrome? -I normally use Firefox. OR…am I being tracked or targeted by this unsollicited text because I am a prescriber of medications? or am I just unlucky?
4. What should I do before I try to erase this unwanted text?
Well, I was feeling ‘reassured’, but now I am getting more garbled text messages, several pr week and not the same. I’ve been deleting them rather than investigating them. Still alarms me. I dont give this cell number out but I DO use it for 2 factor authentication for banking and prescribing medications.
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