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Watch out for these fake TV Licensing emails

We’ve seen a sharp increase in reports about fake TV Licensing emails claiming to offer refunds. The emails state that the refund cannot be processed due to “invalid account details”. The links provided in the emails lead to phishing websites designed to steal personal and financial details. Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.

Watch out for these fake Netflix emails

We’ve seen an increase in reports about fake Netflix emails claiming that there’s an issue with your account, or that your account has been suspended. The email states that you need to “update” your account details in order to resolve the problem. The link in the emails leads to genuine-looking Netflix phishing websites designed to steal your username and password, as well as payment details. Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.

For more information on how to stay secure online, visit www.cyberaware.gov.uk

Telephone scams

There has been a string of scams taking place locally asking people to make payments over the phone for a number of things including utility bills, the list is endless. The scams are committed using many methods, one of which is using a gift card.

A number of concerns have been reported recently whereby vulnerable members of our communities have attended at local stores to purchase iTune gift cards in large denominations.

Regardless of the reason for payment, the scam follows a certain formula: The victim receives a call instilling panic and urgency to make a payment by purchasing iTunes Gift Cards from the nearest store. After the cards have been purchased, the victim is asked to pay by sharing the 16-digit code on the back of the card with the caller over the phone.

If someone attends at your store to purchase gift cards in large denominations and you feel they maybe scammed please call 999. We need your help in protecting our vulnerable members residing in our communities”

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