Res­i­dents warned of on­line scam

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (West­ern Isles) Trad­ing Stan­dards are ad­vis­ing res­i­dents to be aware of a mail scam cur­rently in cir­cu­la­tion, which claims to be from TV li­cens­ing.

The mes­sage states the re­cip­i­ent has ei­ther fallen be­hind with pay­ments, or is owed a TV li­cens­ing re­fund.

A pay­ment link on the mes­sage di­rects you to a fake ver­sion of the of­fi­cial TV li­cens­ing site, and there have been re­ports of bank ac­counts be­ing emp­tied by the scam­mers – see https:// www.bbc.co.uk/news/ uk-46765681

A Trad­ing Stan­dards spokesper­son ad­vised: ‘If you sus­pect an email might be from a scam­mer, do not click on any links or open any at­tach­ments in the email.

‘Scam­mers may trick you into in­stalling viruses or giv­ing away your per­sonal and bank de­tails.

‘If you have given any bank de­tails you should con­tact your bank im­me­di­ately.’

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