People with British Gas accounts in Gedling borough are being warned not to fall for a new fake email claiming to be from the energy giant telling them they are owed a refund.
Scambusters Action Fraud say the email threatens customers that their accounts will stop working within 24 hours if they don’t follow the link provided.
The phishing message claims to be from Dave Kiwan, Managing Director of Customer Operations. In the email he advises customers to click on the the “get your refund” link.
Customers who click on the link will then be directed to a website which asks them to fill in their personal details if they want to get some money back.
The website behind the link has been set up by fraudsters in an attempt to get your bank details.
This latest scam warning is being issued by fraud police Action Fraud who say they’ve received “lots” of reports of the same email being sent.
Advice from the agency says: “Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam.
If you’re received the email then don’t click the link. Instead report it to Action Fraud