People are just realising 5 dangerous text red flags that steal your money – look out and delete any on your phone now

EXPERTS have revealed the top five signs to look out for to avoid financial ruin.

They can come in all sorts of forms, either an email on your Gmail account, a text or WhatsApp message, and of course a phone call.

You know what to look out for


You know what to look out for

The National Cyber ​​Security Center – part of GCHQ – has shared key tips on how to spot a scam before it’s too late.


In order to lure you in, cyber thieves often pretend to be from a well-known name.

This can range from your bank or a government agency such as HMRC or even a doctor or solicitor.

Make sure the person is who they say they are.


Another tactic hackers use is urgency.

You might say you have 24 hours or you need to do something right away.

That is, you pounce on it without even thinking about it.


Scammers will also try to get at you.

If the message inspires panic, fear, hope, or curiosity, it may very well be a scam message.


Scarcity is a tactic used cruelly during the pandemic as thieves tried to sell vaccines.

They use everything that is scarce as an opportunity, for example concert tickets for a sold-out show.

Current events

After all, does it have anything to do with something that’s going on in the world right now?

Cunning scammers record real events to make their ruse seem more relevant.

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Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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