Does this scam text message for compensation claims look familiar to you?
"Hello, our records indicate you may be entitled to £3750 for the accident you had. To claim for free reply CLAIM to this message. To opt out reply STOP"
This is one of the many scam text messages for compensation claims that are being sent out to thousands of people. Many of our employees have received scam text messages such as this one over the last few months with the latest being about Debt Recovery:
"Due to new legislation those struggling with debt can now apply to have it written off. For Free info reply INFO or to opt out text STOP. FREE TEXT."
We are advising the public to ignore these scam text messages and delete them. If you text STOP then you are risking being charged premium rates and receiving many more of these scam text messages for compensation claims or debt recovery.
Companies Selling Claims On Through Scam Text
A growing trend is that some companies are sending out scam text messages to try and gather details from any potential clients and then sell the details onto firms who buy the compensation claims off them.
These companies are sending out thousands of scam text messages with the hope that a proportion will genuinely have a claim or debt issue and text back. This is unfair on vulnerable individuals who may text back and not realise that these are scam text messages.
If you think you have a genuine compensation claim or have a debt issue please do not reply to these scam text messages and contact us at Hattons Solicitors through the contact details given at the end of this article.
Further Guidance on Scam Text Messages
To resolve continual scam text messages despite texting "stop", contact the ICO on 01625 54 57 45 or go to www.ico.gov.uk/complaints.aspx
To complain about an inappropriate text you can also call the Advertising Standards Authority 020 7492 2222 or go to www.asa.org.uk/asa/contact/
If you think you have a genuine compensation claim and would like FREE initial advice from a qualified solicitor then call us on 0800 298 9690 or visit www.hattonslaw.com