Maxton Scotland
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Text Message Scam

We have received information regarding a potential text scam. A resident in the Scottish Borders received a text message from TAXOFFICE (+44829633423) making them aware that they were entitled to a tax rebate for 2015. The text message advised them to follow a link to process this rebate. This link directed the person to an e-form with similar appearance to an HMRC form however the web address suggests that the site is not legitimate.

If you receive a message which you believe to be fraudulent

• Do not respond to the message
• Do not click on the links in the message
• Delete the message at the first opportunity

If you've received a potential scam message or computer virus but no money has been lost or you haven’t responded to it you can log this information with Action Fraud. Action Fraud is the UKs national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre. They can be contacted on 0300 123 2040 or at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud

For information or guidance on how to keep your self safe online visit the Get Safe Online website at https://www.getsafeonline.org/

Message sent by
Kirsty Neish (Police Scotland, Constable, Scottish Borders)


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Date: 07/07/2016