Thanks DJ, as I thought, never had these from my previous mobile telecoms company, ever, had a mobile for 20 years +, maybe I have been lucky all those years, but since this has only been on the VM network, it makes me think that my number (same for 20+ years) has been put on a list of somesort, without my knowledge. (should remove my foil hat 😶)
I certainly understand what you are saying, a lot of these scams use a random number generator, which just sends out mass texts, I get them all the time on land line a few try have tried to baffle me with tech, well not to sound over confident, but being in IT as long as I have they don't get away with it, I had a few texts as well just block them.
I dont work for VirginMedia all opinions are my own. 39 years in IT.