Brexit Text Scam Alert

We have long noted that uncertainty breeds fraud and the recent changes to our relationship with the EU has incentivised fraudsters to launch a big text phishing campaign attempting to steal our personal information:

As you can see above the message is quite direct and unexpected for all. The link, please do not click on it, takes you through to a fake EU website which then asks for a lot of personal information including bank details. In their recent report F5 Labs noted that phishing attacks like this grew 220% in 2020.

IGNORE THE TEXT AND DEFINITELY DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK

Tips and Advice

  • Spot the scam – avoid clicking on the email or links embedded within unexpected texts, unless you are 100% sure its genuine. Fraudsters are professional phishers!
  • Personal means private! – Do not divulge personal details unless you are certain who you are sharing it with
  • Contact – your bank or credit card company if you have already given out financial details
  • Report spam texts – by texting CALL to 7726 and they will respond with some questions for details
  • ID Protection – If you’re worried about identity fraud and would like to protect your identity contact CIFAS
  • Still Unsure? – Call Reassura 0800 888 6400 and one of our fraud advisors will help you to stay safe

 

To report a fraud and receive a police crime reference number call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use their online fraud reporting tool.

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