Overseas scammers are back at work attempting to scam UK citizens. It is the latest attempt by criminals to target unsuspecting members of the public.
The same criminal gangs are thought to be behind the scam text messages sent out claiming to be from HMRC and major High street banks.
Mobile phone users have been warned to be on guard from receiving text messages purporting to be from Frontline Collections. These are the latest actions in increasing debt collection scam activities.
Debt Collection SMS Text scam
Innocent members of the public are receiving scam SMS texts claiming that enforcement agents will be attending their property to remove goods. The text then requests they call a number to make payment.
It is the latest Debt Collection scam to hit the UK. The text in broken English is not yet known to have claimed any victims but thousands of people are believed to have received SMS messages as a result.
Screen shot of Scam Debt Collection text message
Received a text from Frontline Collections?
These vile criminals regularly impersonate legitimate organisations in an attempt to dupe their victims and leave them out of pocket.
Frontline Collections are not the first Debt Collection Agency to have been impersonated by these criminal scum. Various Debt Collection Agencies across the UK have had their details used previously.
Extra caution recommended
It is essential to be extra cautious if you receive a text message with a threatening tone advising of any imminent enforcement action.
Chris Spencer of Frontline Collections said “Anybody receiving a scam debt collection text from Frontline Collections is urged to ignore it, delete and/or report it immediately”
“We are currently working hard with the relevant authorities to stop this quickly. We wish to thank those alert members of the public that have kindly brought this to our attention”