Got a text from ‘Sarah’? It’s a scam targeting parents

Did you receive a text from someone called Sarah asking you to respond urgently? Don't fret. It's another phishing scam looking to con unsuspecting people out of £20.

Cyber criminals are sending texts to people and are persuading them to respond by appealing to their emotions.

The 'scam' texts are at times so full of emotion and persuasive that recipients of such texts can't help but get busy responding to them. Criminals behind the scam are frequently using a fictitious character named Sarah- a very common name in the UK- to send texts to targeted victims and luring them to respond.