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.
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.
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.