Lets Stop Identity Theft

One thing I hate is thieves, people who steal from fellow human beings are in my view, the lowest of the low. Most people are just trying to make an honest living but every now & then you get these low-lives trying their luck…

Just this morning I could have been a possible victim of such crime.

I woke up to start my day, switched my phone on to receive a text message from an unknown number saying I was due nearly £3000 from a recent accident I’d had. (I was going to put an LOL there but it’s not funny at all)

Here’s a screenshot of the message I received.



The Next Steps Are Critical

Whenever I receive such messages I ALWAYS REPORT THEM! Please don’t just block their number and delete the message because this will not stop these idiots. We all need to work together to fight this growing problem.

Steps You Should Take

  2. Get as many screenshots as possible. If you don’t know how to do this ask your 5 year old relative.
  3. Report it as Phishing, phishing is basically duping you in to providing sensitive information. In my case I reckon if I clicked that link it would take me to a web page where I’d enter my bank details to get paid. LOL! (real one this time) So I Googled “Report text phishing UK” and clicked on the first result: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs/contact/reporting-fraudulent-emails. Then I sent all the screenshots I’d taken to the email address they provide: phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk.
  4. Block the number & delete the message.
  5. Do this EVERY-TIME you receive such a message!

The Same Goes For Email

Email Phishing is very similar to text message phishing in that it can catch you out. Some of these emails are very convincing and look legitimate. What I ALWAYS do with any slightly suspicious emails is check where they’ve came from. You can do this by clicking on “Show Details” next to your email address at the top of the email. If anything after the @ sign looks suspicious, REPORT IT RIGHT AWAY!




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