Criminals exploiting cost of living crisis with energy rebate scam emails

Criminals are cashing in on the energy crisis by offering bogus rebates to try and trick victims into handing over bank account details.

Police say in the past fortnight they’ve had nearly 1,600 reports of suspicious emails with links to malicious websites designed to steal personal and financial information.

The scam emails pretend to be from the energy regulator Ofgem and are headed “Claim your bill rebate now”, telling recipients they are due a payment under a government scheme to help people cope with escalating gas and electricity costs.

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Source: Sky News