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Text scams warning to youngsters

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    Thousands of young people have been sent fake scam text messages by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to warn them about con-artists.
    The campaign saw 25,000 mobile phone users aged between 18 and 24 receive a message telling them they might have won £1,000 in cash.

    But a second message arrived soon after informing them that the message was a fake and warning them about scams.

    The OFT estimates that 6% of scam victims are aged between 16 and 24.

    The Information Commissioner's Office provided the OFT with numbers of 25,000 young people who have opted to receive marketing text messages.

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