NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014.
Two warnings have been issued following reports of scam texts and emails in the Wrexham area.
The first warning follows reports that a Wrexham resident received a suspected ‘Phishing E Mail’, purporting to be from TV Licensing.
‘Phishing’ is when you are sent an email which is designed to look like it comes from a trustworthy organisation but has actually come from someone else. The sender normally wants you to provide them with passwords or bank or credit card details or to pay money into their account.
If you have any doubts if an email has come from them you can also visit the TV Licensing website for further information.
A separate warning has been issued after a number of residents have received what appears to be a scam text message.
The message reads: “ACCEPTED; You passed the credit check for (various amounts of money), we need to transfer it to your bank account as soon as possible please complete the attached form for us to transfer.”
It then has a link to click on. This would appear to be ‘SMISHing’ text.
‘SMISHing’ occurs when a scammer sends you a text message asking you to provide personal and/or financial information. The message may appear to be from a legitimate company.
Legitimate companies will not ask you to provide sensitive information by text. NEVER reply to these types of text messages.