10 May 2013

ICO assists police with investigation into spam texts

The ICO has assisted City of London Police with an investigation into spam texts relating to reclaiming pensions. The ICO saw a spike in the number of complaints relating to spam texts and cold calls relating to pensions in the past three months. Following information provided by the ICO and several other agencies, the City of London Police carried out a major investigation into pension liberation fraud. Several arrests were made across the UK after the City of London Police entered offices in the City of London.

The ICO news release can be read here.