People across the UK need be on the lookout for a dangerous new text scam. A number of people have received messages informing them about a missed call. The caller has left a message, the text claims. The message then includes a link, supposedly to play the recorded message. Unfortunately, the link has a nasty sting to it – and more importantly, not voicemail.

Yes, instead of sending phone owners to their voicemail, the link sends users to a website designed to steal sensitive personal information, like credit or debit card numbers, emails or passwords. Hackers can then use this data to break into online accounts, or to attempt another scam – by pretending to be your bank.

Scam artists can use some of the details you’ve provided to them, like a credit card number, to trick you into thinking it’s a legitimate call from your bank and providing them with the last missing parts of the information – like the CVV number on the back of the card, or the…

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