Monday, 21 March 2016

@WAR - Warwickshire Trading Standards latest alerts


Please feel free to cascade this information to whomever you feel appropriate (including using the information in your newsletters/websites etc.).

18/03/2016 Energy ‘refund’ scam

By Simon Cripwell on Mar 18, 2016 09:01 am
A Warwickshire resident reported falling victim to a scam email he believed had been sent by his energy firm EDF. The bogus email, which looked very genuine stated that as a loyal customer he was entitled to a £200 refund on his bill. He provided his card details directly via the email.
The fraudsters who had sent the email intermediately attempted to steal money from his account, but fortunately his bank spotted the scam and prevented the funds being transferred.
If you receive any sort of email from your bank, energy provider or trader you do business with, even if you think the email is genuine, NEVER provide you bank or card details via the email (or a link in the email). If you think the email is genuine, visit the company's website by typing its name in to the web browser and  using your user name and password to access your account.

Read in browser »
share on Twitter Like 18/03/2016 Energy ‘refund’ scam on Facebook
  

Recent Articles:

04/03/2016 12 Month jail sentence for car clocking car dealer
03/03/2016 Trading Standards visit forecourts to carry out used car checks
03/03/2016 Businesses targeted by on-line extortion demand
01/03/3016 Business small print warning
01/03/2016 Home emergency cover warning

No comments:

Post a comment