Covid-19 scam texts blocked by team effort from banks and mobile phone companies

The UK mobile industry, banking and finance sector and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have joined forces to prevent criminals from sending scam text messages exploiting the Covid-19 crisis.

To date 50 brands and government organisations have been protected from being impersonated by criminals. Some 400 unauthorised sender IDs are being blocked to prevent them being used to send scam text messages mimicking trusted organisations.

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