SMS Fraud Warning

SMS messages can carry Malware too!

During the last year, there has been a surge in the number of fraudulent SMS messages being received. This number continues to rise and the threat is more significant than ever before.

Recent attempts have seen attackers disguise themselves as the Royal Mail and DHL in order to entice recipients to click a malicious link, giving them access to their victims’ sensitive data and bank accounts.

If you have any doubts about an SMS message you have received, you should forward it to 7726 (ensuring you do not click on the link).

Information shared to 7726 will be available to all mobile operators, the Information Commissioner’s Office, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Serious Fraud Office (SFO), enabling them to identify and clamp down on fraudsters.

Be extra vigilant and spread the word with friends, colleagues and connections.

For advice regarding cybersecurity, contact our team of experts…

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