Just a note to remind everyone to be alert for scam e-mails!
One of the most prevalent is an e-mail stating that a payment – usually for your TV licence – has not been able to be collected and asking you to follow the link in the email to “update your details”. These are another example of scams doing the rounds. Mostly you can tell they are scams because they start of with something like “Oops something has gone wrong with your payment”. They also spell “license” when of course it should be “licence”.
It is understood that there are some others circulating at the moment including scams relating to the test and trace system ….. information regarding this has been posted on the OWL network on the 3rd October warning that;
The NHS Test and Trace service will not:
- ask for bank details or payments
- ask for details of any other accounts, such as social media
- ask you to set up a password or PIN number over the phone
- ask you to call a premium rate number, such as those starting 09 or 087.
So be vigilant and stay safe!