We’re asking everyone to be aware that there’s reports across the country including here in Wrexham about fake emails relating to Ofgem rebates.
Action Fraud has received 752 reports in just four days. The emails claim that the recipient is eligible for a rebate relating to a newly announced government scheme.
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Although the links in the emails lead to genuine looking websites they are designed only to steal your personal and financial information.
If you receive one, report it to: Report@phishing.gov.uk
Roger Mapleson, Trading Standards and Licensing Lead, said, “This type of scam is designed simply to steal your information and could ultimately end in you losing money. Please remember that your bank or any other legitimate organisation won’t ask you to share personal information over email or text.
“If you are in doubt contact the company themselves using their official website.”
For more information on how to stay secure online, please visit: www.cyberaware.gov.uk