Ofcom warns of mobile scam in UK

Ofcom warns of mobile scam in UK
Scam impersonates regulator.

Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator, is warning UK consumers about a mobile scam in the region. The scam involves text massages that impersonate Ofcom and seduce a consumer into clicking a particular link.



"This is a scam. If you receive the text message then do not click on the website," Ofcom was warned UK mobile users.

The text message at hand claims to be from the "Ofcom Communications Team", and it comes with a mobile phone number of the sender in six digits. You can report the scam to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or via the website http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

If you are concerned that you may have submitted your personal details then contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113, or via the website http://www.ico.gov.uk/

Written by: James Delahunty @ 31 Oct 2012 0:52
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  • 2 comments
  • skeil909

    "The scam involves text massages" and seduces consumers.

    Sounds kinky. :) lol

    31.10.2012 08:00 #1

  • hearme0

    anyone that actually falls for this......and tries to call themselves a "tech" or "computer savvy should be forced to find a new path in life.

    Anyone falling for this in general........you deserve whatever it does to you for being a techno tard!

    C'mon people, we learned to walk at 9 months and it's simply 'one foot in front of another'. No different here. Basic computing!

    31.10.2012 14:49 #2

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