£2010.43 is still outstanding in your name for the accident you had – Spam Text Message

DO NOT REPLY EITHER WAY – THIS IS A SCAM

£2010.43 is still outstanding in your name for the accident you had. To get this reply ASAP, reply CLAIM to this message NOW

Received from:

  • +447544310950/07544310950
  • +447544312770/07544312770
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This is a spam text message WHICH IS ILLEGAL. The companies that use this form of marketing are equivalent to the people who buy stolen goods. These are not the sort of companies you want to do business with!

This is one of many messages that are circulating as originally highlighted in my article Debt Settlement Order Spam Text Message. If you ever receive anything that remotely fits this template then delete it.

Again, DO NOT REPLY. This is a random act of spamming – a computer program is systematically trying to send this out to thousands of numbers at random. It has, by sheer chance, found your number!

And, if you can, post the number in the comments below. This will help people searching by that number alone find this article and avoid any potential trouble arising from replying.

Also, please. please post any variants in full. I have had so many comments from people in desperate circumstances who are being targeted by the parasites that operate these scams.

How Does It Work?

The whole setup is quite elaborate. But in essence there is a computer program that pretends to be the number you see that sends out all the spam messages. Meanwhile, another computer program monitors the text-message mailbox of all of the numbers you see. If you reply, then you are added to a database  of numbers to be called (and for future spamming).

I’ve written this up in full at: Telephony Leads and Debt Management Companies – How It Works.

Reporting

You may be report these messages to your provider. The following links may help:

Vodafone – How do I report spam text messages? Forward the spam message to VSPAM (87726).

Orange – Stop spam text messages. If you are on Orange and get spam messages, please forward them to 7726 free from your Orange phone. By doing this you are helping Orange to collate information to help reduce spam messages being sent to you and others.

02 also allow you to report on 7726. See: SPAM and unwanted subscription texts

I would also try forwarding the message onto 7726 if you are with T-Mobile or Three.

You can also try NumberCop and DoNotCall.gov

Back in May 2009, the Guardian newspaper wrote an article Spam to go – the new mobile menace. It recommends a number of organisations you can contact.

To complain about an inappropriate text, call the Advertising Standards Authority 020 7492 2222 or go to www.asa.org.uk/asa/contact/

To resolve continual mobile spam despite texting “stop”, contact the ICO on 01625 54 57 45 or go to www.ico.gov.uk/complaints.aspx

For help with premium rate text spam, call PhonepayPlus on 0800 500 212 or log on to www.phonepayplus.org.uk/output/Make-a-complaint.aspx

17 thoughts on “£2010.43 is still outstanding in your name for the accident you had – Spam Text Message

  1. +447914053367
    £3984.78 IS STILL waiting
    in your name, its
    compensation for the
    accident you had, to get it
    sent out ASAP reply
    CLAIM

  2. +44 7760 276 627
    “There is a £2467.67 claim for the mis-selling of PPI on your loans… To get this ASAP reply Info to this message now..”
    SPAM message!

  3. +44 7907 062219 received today
    “Hi, we think you may be entitled to compensation of up to £3500 from missold PPI on a credit card or loan. Reply PPI for info or STOP to opt out”

  4. Thanks, this is really useful for those a little more trusting than myself! I had this today:

    07563832266 : “There is £2167.43 waiting to be claimed in your name for the mis-selling of ppi on your loans and credit cards. To get this ASAP reply PPi to this message NOW”

  5. +447732337778 received today. “Hi, there is £2612.84 waiting in your name, its compensation for the accident you had. To get this ASAP reply CLAIM to this message NOW.”
    I haven’t had an accident.

  6. +447783287787 texted today. Message “Hi, we think you may be entitled to compensation of up to 3500 from missold PPI on a credit card or loan. Reply PPI for info or STOP to opt out”

  7. 07732387975 texted me today saying there was £2102.23 in my name in compensation for the accident I had had. i have NEVER had an accident, nor do I wish to make a claim.

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