Brits get mil­lions of dodgy texts

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PEO­PLE in the UK get more spam text mes­sages than any­where else in the world.

An­noyed Brits are be­ing bom­barded with a record 235 mil­lion dodgy texts on 81 mil­lion phones ev­ery MONTH.

Lots of these come from Eastern Euro­pean con­men who send texts ask­ing for per­sonal in­for­ma­tion, of­ten say­ing their tar­get is due a pay-out for Pay­ment Pro­tec­tion In­sur­ance (PPI).

If they re­spond, they’ll ask for pay­ment up front and then fraud­u­lently use the per­son’s credit card de­tails.

Mary Lan­des­man, re­searcher for se­cu­rity firm Cloud­mark who car­ried out the poll, said: “They are, in ef­fect, ad­vanced fee frauds.

“My ad­vice is to delete these texts im­me­di­ately.”

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