Phishing email that knows your address

April 6, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

A new type of phishing email that includes the recipient’s home address has been received by thousands of people, according to the BBC. Members of the BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours team were among those who received the scam emails, claiming they owed hundreds of pounds to UK firms. The firms involved have been inundated with phone calls from worried members of the public. One security expert warned clicking on the link would install […]

Scam emails double during tax credits renewal period HMRC warn

July 6, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Fraudsters are targeting tax credits claimants with scam emails, fake websites and text messages in the run-up to the July 31 renewals deadline, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) warned. New statistics show that nearly 51,000 phishing emails were reported to HMRC between April and July last year – double the number for the same period in 2013. Some of these scam messages claim to be from a “Tax Credit Office Agent” offering a tax refund, […]

Police Issue Warning Over Email Scam

August 1, 2011 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire Police have issued a warning after a report of an attempted email scam in the County.  The warning comes after a local resident received an email from a man claiming to have been hired as a hit man to kill him.  The sender demanded $3,000 to call off the arrangement. Lincolnshire Police are hoping to raise awareness of the scam to prevent any potential victims. Detective Sergeant Ian Jarman, Head of the Economic Crime […]