Just received a strange text message from an unidentified (but quoted) mobile number, with the following wording:

Text from +44 7541 706527

Free Msg; Our records indicates you may be entitled to £3750 for the accident you had. To apply free reply CLAIM to this message. To opt out text STOP

I’ve not been in an accident that I can remember for many year, and it looks to me like this is a scam, supported by a quick Google search confirming the same.  Even the same wording crops up several times!


I think it best to simply delete this message, even without flagging it as “read” if possible. Certainly I think it unwise to reply even with the word “STOP”, for fear of suddenly being subscribed to something I can’t later get my way out of.