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30 July 2020

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Scam Alert

Please be aware.

Scam Warning

Researchers have discovered a coronavirus-related lure being used in a phishing campaign promising the receipt of a government-funded tax cut.  The email claims to come from the UK ‘Government Digital Service Team’ and offers a tax rebate of £385.50. This rebate will supposedly be transferred directly to the recipient's credit or debit card. This scam is designed to steal recipients’ personal and financial information.

Always follow the advice of the Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign and Stop, Challenge, Protect when being asked for your money or information.

If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber-crime, report it to Action Fraud at 0300 123 2040.