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DCC Warning of Phishing Email Scams

Alert message sent 18/08/2020 08:03:00

Information sent on behalf of Durham Constabulary

Good morning,

Trading Standards from Durham County Council are warning residents to be on their guard after it has received reports of hoax emails being sent, claiming to be from the council.

Each email uses a made-up name and claims to be from a council officer, with the letters MBL and a number at the bottom of the text.

The emails contain fake BACS (banking) receipts and encourage the recipient to click through to a fraudulent website, which appears to be of a phising nature and attempts to take personal information.

One way to identify the hoax is that it isn't sent from a email address.

Details of how to report fraud and help can be found on our website or residents can call Action Fraud on 0300 1232040.

Help to protect yourself and family from frauds and scams can also be found at Friends Against Scams Online Learning and businesses are being encouraged to sign up to Business Against Scams.

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Lesley Hunter (Police, Partnerships , HQ)

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