While some SMS Phishing Text Messages come from strange phone numbers, fake text messages can simply use the name of a business instead of a visible number – the way many real businesses already do.Complicating the issue more is the fact that many actual businesses will use a “shortcode” to send text messages. What is a shortcode? A short dialing code, is a small group of numbers that appears instead of a real telephone number, such as “5000” phone number. This is a sign that the text message is actually just an email sent to a phone.Yes, scammers use similar brief numbers to their heart’s content. Anyone can obtain a short dialing code / short code, actually many services offer a free trial period for a short code, which MANY scammers take advantage of.