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KCC Public Protection Alert! NatWest text scam

By Wendy Licence Eastling Parish Council

Tuesday, 28 April 2020


Eastling Parish Council Contributor


Please be alert to this scam that is targeting Kent residents by text message.

How it works:

  • You receive a text from criminals claiming to be from NatWest bank
  • You are told there has been a request to update your mobile telephone contact number
  • The criminal asks you to click on a link in the text to update your number

What to do:

  • Do not click on the link
  • Your bank will never send you a message asking you to click on a link
  • Forward any suspicious texts referring to NatWest to the number 88355 (Standard network rates apply)
  • Find out how to report a scam on Citizens Advice

Please warn vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours.

Report it

Find out about how scammers may be trying to target you and your family during the Coronavirus pandemic. We can all be vulnerable to these criminals and the best way to protect yourself is to make sure you are aware. KCC Public protection have created a page that lists scams that are using the Pandemic to target you.

Read more

For advice and to report issues to KCC Trading Standards contact

Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 0808 223 1133
Consumer Advice scams action line on 0808 250 5050
Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Contact Information

Wendy Licence

  • 01622 739324

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