Police to text 70,000 victims in UK's biggest anti-fraud operation
edited 24 November 2022 at 7:00AM in Savings & investments
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"Detectives are aware of the risks of using a text message to contact victims of fraud who may have been targeted through their mobile phones."
I'm struggling with this. How many among those 70,000 are so far unaware they've been scammed despite their accounts being emptied? How likely is it they and others will recognise and ignore a scam text directing them to a fake ActionFraud site asking them to pay a deposit in order for AF to look into their case and refund them? It seems to me that the media coverage is just going to lend credibility to a new scam and very few of those receiving genuine texts are going to need to be told they've previously been scammed.
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