Friday, 24 August 2018

Beware of scam phone calls

Police officers at Tewkesbury have been made aware of increased phone call scams in the last week. They claim to be from a bank or Microsoft. If you receive a call do not give any security details whatsoever and contact Action Fraud
Local residents have also received automated scam phone calls claiming to be from HMRC and threatening legal action.  

If you receive one of these, please do not respond or give any personal details but report it here or email

There has also been an increase in reports about fake British Gas emails claiming to offer refunds. The links provided in the emails lead to genuine-looking British Gas phishing websites that are designed to steal the usernames and passwords for British Gas accounts.

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.

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