WMP Scam Alert

Grace Academy has been informed by West Midlands police that there are several scam text messages being sent to residents. Please stay safe and do not reply/interact with these messages in any way. If you are unsure, contact the non-emergency police numbers directly on 101.

Message from WMP:

Please be aware there are more scam text messages going around purporting to be from UKGOV the below are examples of the messages being sent if you receive one please DO NOT open them or click on any links.

‘You have been out of your house 3 times today, you are in breach of Government Guidelines, your £30 fine will be automatically added to your bill’.

‘We would like to inform you that you have been recorded as leaving your home on 3 occasions yesterday. A fine of £35 has been added to your gov.uk account. For further information please visit gov.uk/coronavirus-penalty-payment-tracking. Protect the NHS. Save lives.’

As you can see from the below image the scam text is sitting in the same thread as the genuine UKGOV text so many people may get caught out by this.

Please can you share this with friends and family and stay safe from these awful scams.

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