Police step up fight against text scammers | News

Police have begun a crackdown on text message scammers who have plagued Britain since the first coronavirus lockdown.

Last month the Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU), a specialist police team, carried out co-ordinated raids around the country on people who were suspected of distributing scam texts.

Detective Inspector David Vint said: “Criminals are experts at impersonating organisations, people and the police, so we would urge the public to always stop and think before parting with any money or information.”

Four people aged 20-21 have been charged this year over scam text messages. Last month Teige Gallagher, 21, who was living with his mother in Haringey, north London, was jailed for four years and three months for sending fake texts purporting to be from

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