How To Send A Spoofed SMS Text Message 💯


Today we will learn how to send fake messages to anyone else.


  1. backtrack 5 ==>> you will also use kali Linux and any hacking operating system.

  2. Internet

  3. your brain to learn (most important)

Step 1

Step-1 > Fire Up BackTrack & Start Social Engineering Toolkit (SET)

Let’s begin by firing up Backtrack 5 and then navigating to Applications -> Exploitation Tools -> Social Engineering Tools -> Social Engineering Toolkit (SET), then select “set” as I have done in the screenshot below.


This will start the SET opening screen as seen below. SET is capable of numerous social engineering attacks. previously used SET to spear phish in BackTrack, but the one we want this time is “SMS Spoofing Attack Vector.” To begin this attack, Select #7.


In the following screen, we are asked whether we want “Perform an SMS Spoofing Attack” or “Create a Social Engineering Template.” Select #1. Once you have made that selection, you will be queried whether you want to spoof a single number or a mass attack. Select #1 for a single number.


Step-2 >Set Up a Spoofed Text Message

Here, I want to send a spoofed text message from Mary (my best friend’s girlfriend) to John (my best friend) where she breaks up with him. This should rattle him a bit and give me a few chuckles as he is madly in love with her.

First, enter his phone number where it asks you “Send sms to.” Then select #2 to craft a One-Time Use SMS. Finally, enter her phone number. Make certain both numbers are preceded by the “+”.


Step-3 >Craft the Text Message

In our final step, we need to type the message we want sending to John from his girlfriend, Mary.

“I’m so sorry John. I have met another man and he is the love of my life. I hope we can remain friends”


When you are finished typing, exit by hitting Control + C .

Step 4Send the Message!

This will bring you to the final screen. In this screen, we will need to select the intermediary for the spoofed SMS message. You have four options here. The first is free, and as they say, it is buggy (when I ran it, SET crashed). Then, there are two for-pay options and, finally, the Android emulator.


I chose the third option, SMSGANG. They charge 3 euros for 5 messages or about $0.65 in U.S. dollars per message. When you pay (they accept credit cards and PayPal) they send you a PIN code. After selecting #3, it will ask you for a “Pincode.” Enter the one SMSGANG emailed you and then your text message is sent!

DISCLAIMER: I’m not responsible for any misuse of this method. I shared it for educational purposes.



does anyone still use backtrack

Thanks for the Share @SaM :100:


It works on Kali Linux, right??

not checked yet… :smiley: :laughing:

woah I remember this tool being used in Mr. Robot. Someone told me this tool does not work now so i didnt give it a try. Gotta try it now :slight_smile:

i thought hackers dont pay on any hack… i guess i was wrong. :dizzy_face: :dizzy_face:

this does not work in kali linux

Is there SMS spoofing in SEToolkit of kali Linux ?! I couldn’t find it :thinking:

its not there

Uhmm cheaper and easier to use a sms spoofing app from your mobile devices app store… you can even call from spoofed numbers… unfortunately you now have to actually know how to hack to spoof these days, no more scripts for free