British Gas Fake Email Scam

Staffordshire Police are reporting that Action Fraud have received over 2,600 reports about emails claiming to be from British Gas. The emails threaten to disconnect the recipient’s gas service if an outstanding bill is not paid.

The links in the emails lead to genuine-looking phishing websites that are designed to steal personal and financial details.

Your bank, or any other official organisation, won’t ask you to share personal information over email or text. If you need to check that it’s a genuine message, call them directly using a trusted phone number you already have from previous correspondence.

If you’ve spotted a suspicious email forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) on report@phishing.gov.uk

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