Have you received this shocking text message aimed at mums?
A text message scam targeting vulnerable mothers has been doing the rounds, with recipients taking to Facebook to share the riddle.
The text reads:
"Mum thers been a accident I'm in the hospital i.C.U. ward my friend is realy hurt mum he went threw the front window of the car i realy don't think he's join to make it my phone is switched off mum aint com in on I'm on this number imnot aloud to use mobiles in the i.C.U. ward so please text me mum until i get outside i need you to do me a big favour blease mum when you get my message reply back to this number i need u to do me a favour xx" (sic).
The warning has been shared over 33,000 times, with one suspicious user commenting:
"Just been text this, quite clearly a scam as I'm no ones mum. Watch out for it folks and for god's sake don't reply or call. F**king parasites! Spread the word.(sic) "
Although the actual scam hasn't been figured out, most theories suggest the scam artist responsible will play a desperate child begging with the frantic mum for money.