Action Fraud are warning the public about an increase in reports about fake British Gas emails claiming to offer refunds.
The links provided in the emails lead to genuine-looking British Gas phishing websites that are designed to steal the usernames and passwords for British Gas accounts.
A spokesperson for Action Fraud said “Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.”
For more information on how to stay secure online, visit www.cyberaware.gov.uk