UK banking and mobile industries join forces to tackle COVID-19 related text message scams

Industry News | 22/04/20

UK Finance has published a press release on the joint work by UK Finance, the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF), Mobile UK, and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) on preventing criminals from sending scam text messages aiming to exploit the COVID-19 crisis. 400 unauthorised sender IDs are being blocked to prevent them from being used to send scam text messages spoofing trusted organisations, with 50 genuine brands and government organisations on a ‘whitelist’, protecting the sender IDs used to send legitimate text messages.