Texts prompt scam alert

AN explosion in the number of unsolicited text messages selling financial services has prompted a scam alert warning from Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards.

Officers say that mobile phone users should be wary of text messages promising compensation for accidents, tax rebates and high interest loans after the number of complaints to industry regulator, The Information Commissioner’s Office, doubled.

To report any suspected scam, call Consumer Direct on 08454 04 050.