Spam Debt Text Messages – Are You a Victim?

Debt and Loans series

Have you received a text message offering a Debt Settlement Order, or help to claim following your “accident”, of one of the dozen or so other variants being sent to thousands of phones across the country?

Have you fallen victim one of these of spam text messages, or have you considered responding?

If so, Screenchannel Television, the makers of BBC1’s Fake Britain, are making a new series about debt and loans and be very interested to hear from anyone who has received such a text or email, and who was either tempted to reply but didn’t, or who actually replied and would be happy to talk about what happened as a result.

To share your story, or to find out more, please email debt@screenchannel.co.uk.

17 thoughts on “Spam Debt Text Messages – Are You a Victim?

  1. sorry “it was an unknown number and the message was an automated message” saying Due to NEW laws, you can have up to 75% of your debt writtenoff & lower your monthly repayments. To get your free information pack sent out today reply by pressing 5.

  2. Hello, I received a strange text message from an unknown number saying this:
    Due to NEW laws, you can have up to 75% of your debt writtenoff & lower your monthly repayments. To get your free information pack sent out today reply by pressing 5.

  3. Same “Due to NEW laws, you can have up to 75% of your debt written off & lower your monthly repayments. To get your free information pack sent out today reply DEBT” one received here at 7.15pm from +447867946849.

  4. Hello, I received a strange text message from an unknown source saying this:

    07899976298
    Due to NEW laws, you can have up to 75% of your debt writtenoff & lower your monthly repayments. To get your free information pack sent out today reply DEBT

  5. I just had two texts within a few minutes of each other. These are the numbers:
    07544302544
    07548148175

  6. These companies are fairly obvious – there is nothing for free. I owe now just less than 1000 to well known credit card – this has taken me ages, a lot paid out and will take about 5 years at present rate – that is with help at 0.25%. Most I owed to them was 1250. If you have borrowed thousands of pounds for home furnishings, personal possesions etc. why all of a sudden do you expect it written off? Somebody else has to pay – like me? with my small, but for me a big financial thorn. This has followed and affected my life for some time. Good enough for me to do when I have nothing but not for many of you out there who still have some possesions, family and a basic standard of living ! ….. Big debts o.k. to write off? – maybe you should try to get by with a little less.

  7. DO REPLY, but give no details. Get the company’s details then make a complaint to the ICO and.or Trading Standards.

    The more we waste the time of the companies using the criminals who send these messages and the we can complain to the governing bodies the less the criminals services will be used.

    I have been receiving these texts for years and after realising sending STOP did not stop these criminals I respond as if I’m interested. This has been successful as I have now the details of a company using these criminals that is not a here-today-gone-tomorrow enterprise using a hired call centre.
    The company’s website is Kensington Finance trading as Money Advice Group http://www.moneyadvicegroup.co.uk / http://www.kensingtonfinance.co.uk
    I understand they are not the company spamming but they are using these criminals and since the SMS I received came on their behalf I have complained to the ICO.

  8. keep getting texts saying “URGENT! if you took out a bank loan prior to 2007 etc” im sick of it. is there a way to stop it?

  9. have recieved txt messages from this company they do not name which company will give you a loan but want to charge you a brooker fee its a ride not worth taking

  10. People phoned on a friday from leeds valley and asked if i wanted a loan and i said yes it looked all good and everything, they said they would get back in conact with me on the tuesday to take my detaild to confirm it all but they needed to take a 50 charge to finalise it all to get onto the next stage so i did and everyime i ring them now it goes onto ansphone all time amd they never and. so when i did finally get in conact with them they said i had wrong number and had attitude with mne started getting aggresive with me. they said wait 5-7 working days and they will phone to ask about my bank details but aint heard anything yet. i feel a fool and i am derprate for a loan. they are theives. i am very upset as that money i needed cause i just had a baby 8 weeks old.

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