UK_GOV Text Scam Samples
A UK_GOV Genuine Text
Genuine text messages from the UK Government will only come UK_Gov and the links in them will only redirect you to gov.uk/coronavirus. If you have clicked on a link in a text that appears to be from UK_GOV and you are taken to a website other than gov.uk, it means the text is a scam.
How to Verify a UK_GOV Text
- Only check gov.uk to verify the authenticity of a UK_GOV text message
- Be wary of text messages that try to get you to send money or important personal information such as bank details or passwords.
- Take a moment to stop and think before parting with information to keep you safe or your money.
- Use official government websites and refer to the "Contact us" sections of websites to access information and services.
Handling UK_GOV Text Scams
- Do not respond
- Report the SMS Scam to Action Fraud
- Forward the mssage to 7726("SPAM" on a keypad)
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