According to Action Fraud, fraudsters are sending out the messages in an effort in order to try to steal people’s personal information.
Fraudsters send out fake text messages claiming to be from Argos – with the intent to steal your personal and/or financial details.
One example being shown by Action Fraud is a text which says: “Your Argos credit card has a refund of £270 from an overpayment”.
📲 Alert: Look out for these fake #Argos texts!
— Action Fraud (@actionfrauduk) 6 July 2018
In a statement, the executive agency said: “These fake text messages purport to be from Argos and claim that you’re owed a refund. The link in the messages lead to phishing websites designed to steal your personal information, as well as payment details.
“Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.”
If you think you have been a victim of a scam or fraud, you should report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 20 40 or by visiting https://actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud