The telephone number +44 7398 197446 is being used as part of a census 2021 scam. If you receive a text from this number then do not click on any links and delete and block the number.

The message in full is:

Census: There’s incorrect information on your census form you are now at risk of a £1000 fine. To avoid this visit: census-invalid-information(.)com

Some immediate giveaways that this text is fake come from the number and the website. Firstly the mobile number +447398197446 is clearly not a UK government number. You can be sure that the census 2021 team will not be sending messages to you from normal-looking UK telephone numbers. 

Then a brief look at the website that is linked to in the message we see that the website is census-invalid-information(.)com. In fact this census invalid information website was only created three days ago on the 10th of April 2021.

Census Invalid Information Scam Website

The scam website Census-Invalid-Information is a scam website designed to look like a government website so that UK residents feel confident enough to input their personal and banking details. In fact anyone who puts their information into this site will be at risk of fraud.