Action Fraud has received over 1500 reports in recent weeks relating to fake emails purporting to be from Ofgem.
The emails state that the recipient is eligible for a rebate as a result of the government scheme and that you should “claim your rebate now”. The emails are using the Ofgem logo and colours, and the links in the emails lead to genuine-looking websites that are designed to steal your personal and financial information for use in fraud.
- Remember, 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, contact the company or your bank directly using details from their official website or app.
- Spotted a suspicious email? Forward it (without clicking any links) to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) – email@example.com
- For advice on how to stay secure online, please visit: www.cyberaware.gov.uk
Please remember to report any scam to Action Fraud 0300 123 2040.
If you have actually been the victim of a trader or scam such as the above, or require consumer advice, please call the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 0808 223 1133