There has been 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.
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 http://www.cyberaware.gov.uk If you suspect an email may be bogus, contact the company concerned to check and never click on links or open attachments.
Never give personal or financial details to anyone you do not know. Please share this article with friends, family and neighbours.