Report e-mail scams

Many of us get them all the time. Often they appear to be from banks or other reputable institutions. Often enough they ask you to log into your account and give your username and password. The page you are supposed to log into, looks genuine. I immediately recognise scams because they always ask me for sensitive information. They ask me to verify my log in details or my account will be closed. Sometimes they even appear to come from sources that appear genuine. Some ask us to provide banking details because someone wants to channel large amounts of money out of Africa.

If at doubt, do not log in. Forward the whole e-mail to the National Fraud Authority for Analysis. 

The immediate advise is if you receive a fraudulent communication:

  • Do not click on any links
  • Do not reply to the e-mail or contact the senders
  • If you have clicked on a link in the e-mail, do not supply any information on the website that may open
  • Do not open any attachments
  • Visit the Action Fraud website

Source: Action Fraud


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