Fraud alert: Scam texts sent from family members received by Derbyshire residents
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Officers are alerting people to scam texts being sent that are trying to trick people into sending money to them.
The force had a report earlier today from a woman who had received a text from an unknown number saying it was her daughter.
The text explained that she had damaged her phone and that she needed to get in touch with her on a different number. The scam then tells the victim that they are unable to pay a bill and that they need money sending to them.
Fortunately, on this occasion the intended victim, who lives in the north-east of the county, did not send any money to the scammers.
If you get a text of this type do not respond. Use a different form of contact with the person that is apparently attempting to contact you and always speak to them directly via a call.
Should you receive a text of this type please report it to your local police force using any of the non-emergency contact points.
If you live in Derbyshire you can do this by contacting:
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