Kent residents targeted by UK Census text scam
Kent residents are being targeted by a text scam, pretending to be from the UK Government Census 2021. The text will say that information is missing from your application.
You receive a text message pretending to be from UK Government Census.
The text will say that information is missing from your application.
You will be directed to a website to update your details to avoid a £1,000 penalty.
What to do:
This is a SCAM
Do not click on any links. The website is designed to steal your personal and financial details.
Report scams to Citizens Advice on 0808 223 1133.
Please warn vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours.
Read about how and why you might be contacted by officials working for the ONS on the census website:
The Census does not ask for your telephone number, email address or bank details.
Remember Do not click links in emails, social media posts or messages (text, What’s App, Messenger etc.),unless you are sure they are legitimate. Type web addresses into your browser for official websites of banks, government departments etc..
Kent County Council Public Protection