Police warning as fake emails impersonate BT in direct debit scam
A convincing fake BT email asks people to change their direct debit information.
Thames Valley Police have issued a warning as BT is being spoofed by scammers in a realistic email that includes BT’s brand, logo and even customer service phone number.
The email looks convincing, but the link behind the button directs people to a fake website.
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The email begins with the eye-catching statement “avoid missing payments”, before telling customers that they no longer have an automatic payment method to process their invoices.
It also threatens the email reader saying that he will have to pay late fees if he does not click on the link.
Thames Valley Police said: ‘If you receive an out-of-the-box message regarding payment details, please always check with your supplier directly before clicking.
This story was written by Rebecca Whittaker, she joined the team in 2019 as a multimedia reporter.
Rebecca covers education and current affairs in Abingdon and Wantage.
Contact her by email: [email protected] or call 07824524333
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