Be aware of scam text messages and calls

How to spot a scam message or call

Scam text messages and calls are a growing problem, and it is important to be aware of the risks and take steps to protect yourself. Scammers are becoming more advanced in their methods, and they often use tricks to scare you into giving up your personal information or money.

Here are some tips for protecting yourself from scam text messages and calls:

  • If you receive a text message or call from someone you don’t know, don’t answer it. If you do answer, don’t give out any personal information, such as your bank account number, or credit card number.
  • Beware of links in text messages. Scammers often include links in their text messages that lead to nasty websites.
  • Don’t be afraid to hang up. If you receive a call from someone who is trying to pressure you into giving up your personal information or money, hang up the phone.

You can report scams. If you think you’ve been scammed, you can get helpful information on the OFCOM Advice page

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