SMS (short message service) is a text messaging service component of most telephone, Internet, and mobile device systems (Wikipedia). Everybody receives one SMS or the other every day. If you receive a SMS asking you to take an action, there are steps to take before you react to the ‘Call’ in order not to land yourself in troubles and stressful situations:
(1) If possible you may need to visit and see their customer relations personnel: Physical contact is always paramount and advantageous. See whether the company or the person actually exists. Meanwhile, you have to be careful and security-conscious sometimes.
(2) You need to ask questions like, “How will I go about it?” Even if you know what to do, feign ignorance, and clarify matters. Never assume you know anything. The only thing assumptions do is to offer you enough of stress.
(3) If urgency is attached to the message, you have to calm yourself down before you take action: Most times, any decision reached without proper thinking and considerations is always erroneous.
(4) If the message insists that you don’t share the information with anybody before decision making, it’s a pointer to the ingenuity of the information: To such a message, quickly look for a confidant to share it with. They know the power of advice, that it averts wrong decision and costly mistake.
You think you can ignore messages, it’s impossible. Your mind will keep creeping there. What you need to do is to take proper and correct steps before you finally take a decision.