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Ofgem con email.??

Started by: peebee (624) 

Just received an email from Ofgem ( allegedly) offering free money rebates on energy bills and council tax . My anti virus site stopped me in my tracks saying they couldn't get a secure link and to basically not touch this email with an extended bargepole. Anyone else had one.?
Just shows the importance of a good security system on your computer or lap top.

Started: 17th May 2022 at 12:32

Posted by: whups (8491) 

avoid like the plague .

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 12:34

Posted by: PeterP (9377)

Got one the other day from Royal Mail saying Simon could not deliver your parcel. Laughable thing I was talking with the parcel delivery driver from royal mail when I got the text

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 12:36

Posted by: riocaroni (317)

Did you ask him if his name was Simon?

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 15:17

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4774) 

One of mine is :::
""Morning this is AMAZON ""
Amazon NEVER ,,REPEAT NEVER CALL ANYONE !!!!!!!!!
GB.

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 16:28

Posted by: Owd Codger (765)

Why work when you can live on benefits and have a part time job fiddling others on a computer?

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 16:49

Posted by: fossil (7317)

I have just binned the ofgem one.

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 16:54

Posted by: Joe Maplin (481) 

OFGEM
Binned accordingly

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 18:11
Last edited by Joe Maplin: 17th May 2022 at 18:14:30

Posted by: ena malcup (1113) 

Binning OFGEM maybe is a good idea.

I can't see it, because it is behind a paywall, but Martin Lewis has an article in 'The Times', wherein he asserts that, "OFGEM has sold the consumer down the river"!

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 18:37

Posted by: nanajacqui (4164) 




Dear subscriber,

Action Fraud has received 752 reports in four days relating to fake emails purporting to be from Ofgem. The emails state that the recipient is eligible for a rebate as a result of a newly announced government scheme. The links in the emails lead to genuine-looking websites that are designed to steal your personal and financial information.

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 07:03

Posted by: Owd Codger (765)

How many times do people have to be told that companies do not contact you by email or telephone asking you to submit your bank details to get a financial reward of what is in reality, non existent money.




Replied: 21st May 2022 at 07:47

Posted by: Stardelta (9761)

If you send me a cheque for £50 I will tell you a 100% guaranteed way how to stop falling for scam e-mails

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 07:54

Posted by: mollie m (6463) 

I rarely get any Spam, but decided to check mine last night, and I got this little beauty, that came with an attachment. There's no "Dear Mrs .....", English composition is bad, no signature, and it was sent at 03.38.44. They must think everybody is stupid!

HM Revenue & Customs

Ref_case : 500104

We have reviewed your tax liability for the year Based on our calculation, you are eligible for a £978.00 tax refund.

For this reason, Be sure to complete your P080-R correctly, as any mistakes will take longer to process.

Find your attached P080-R instructions.

Sincerely,
HM Revenue & Customs.

Please note that this is an automatically generated email, replies will not be answered.

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 15:44

Posted by: ena malcup (1113) 

Replied: 30th May 2022 at 23:47

Posted by: jathbee (11348)

I got one yesterday from The Welfare Team at Electricity North West?
Apparently my details have been updated on the free Electricity North West. Priority Services Register. And very kindly offered a link for some useful information.

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 07:34

Posted by: Owd Codger (765)

Boom Industry in our country now.

Live on the benefit system or be even in a job and have a second income fleecing others with scam emails.

The sad thing is that many are falling for it!

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 07:40

Posted by: jathbee (11348)

Just looked up Electricity NorthWest. Apparently they are a genuine company but I'm not sure if the message was so. Deleted to be on the safe side anyway.

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 07:44

Posted by: fossil (7317)

Jathbee,I think it used to be Norweb and you just may have been nominated for priority services by a family member. You are able to nominate up to six people for this service about breakdowns and repair assistance etc.

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 08:45

Posted by: PeterP (9377)

Norweb became Eon and that is now called Eon Next. It must cost millions to rebrand and the good old customers pay for it with higher bills

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 09:46

Posted by: fossil (7317)

peter p ,I think Electricity North West run the network and Eon is just a supplier .Repairs to the network will be conducted by ENW.

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 19:27

 

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