Financial text scam warning

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 a doubling in the number of complaints to industry regulator.

The ICO says that there were as many complaints in the first six months of this year as there were in the whole of 2010.