UK - Cost of living payment text message scam

Jack Sheridan

Cost of living payment
Cost of living payment

A new scam has been targeting individuals in the UK through text messages, offering a one-time cost of living payment. However, this message is not from the UK Government; it's a deceitful ploy to steal personal information and financial data.

The fraudulent text message lures recipients by claiming that they are eligible for a one-time cost of living payment of £899. The scam operates by falsely representing itself as the UK Government, aimed at assisting people with the cost of living. However, the truth is that it is a well-crafted trap to dupe innocent individuals.

When the link in the text message is clicked, victims are redirected to a fake website, namely "ease.eng-living-reminder[.]com." On this deceptive website, users are prompted to provide sensitive personal information such as their full name, address, phone number, email address, and, shockingly, even credit card details. The scammers use this tactic to collect and exploit the victims' personal information for malicious purposes.


The cost of living payment text message scam in the UK is a cunning attempt to deceive innocent individuals and exploit their personal information. Remember, the UK Government would never ask for sensitive information through unsolicited text messages. Stay cautious and stay safe from scams!

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