How to report text message and website scammers so they get stopped!

How to report text message and website scammers so they get stopped!

Text Message

  1. Copy the text and send a text message to 7726 [confirmation this number is legit and FREE, here]
  2. You will get an automated [Free] response asking to confirm what phone number sent you the scam text
  3. Paste this phone number into the reply and send [Free]
  4. Your operator will now aim to block the phone number for both you but also others on the network

Website Address &/or Email

  • Report to the Website Registrar 
    1. Copy the URL and paste it into https://www.whois.com/whois/
    2. Find the ‘Registrar Abuse Contact Email’ address
    3. Email this email e.g. [email protected] with as much information as possible including screenshots and links
  • Report to the Government (especially if it’s pretending to be a Government email/website)
    1. Email [email protected]
    2. HMRC > Here
  • Report to the Citizens Advice
    1. Get as much info as possible and fill in the forms listed here
  • Report to the company they’re pretending to be
    1. Normally emailing [email protected] is enough but failing that quickly Google ‘Phishing <Company Name>
  • Report an advert to the ASA for being a scam
    1. Visit here
  • Report an investment scam
    1. Visit here

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