British Gas/Door to Door scams

25/09/2020: British Gas phishing email currently doing the rounds

British Gas is making its customers aware of a fake email telling its customers that they’ve ‘overpaid’. As with similar phishing attempts we’ve been made aware of, fraudsters are after your personal data and/or bank details. Here’s what the fake email looks like

British Gas Response
We’re aware there is a fake email going around telling our customers they’ve overpaid and are entitled to more than £400 in refunds. If you’ve received this or another suspect phishing email from us, you can send it as an attachment to and we’ll investigate.

The passing off of well-known and respected brands is nothing new. This year we’ve seen Bit coin scammers impersonating Martin Lewis and the Mirror by email, and similar phishing attempts disguised as emails from the Royal Mail.

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Door to Door Driveway Scam

Please be warned – do not accept any work from people just knocking on your door offering services such as the example below and others such as tree pruning, rubbish clearing , tarmac, drive and roof repairs .

In our local area very recently a female resident has been targeted by two young males who door knocked offering to level, jet wash, re-sand and seal her block paving driveway. They did not do the job as agreed. They damaged her car and refused to admit responsibility and charged her a large amount of money only accepting cash. She felt intimidated, scammed and ultimately foolish but thankfully not too upset and said “lesson learned”. I’m sure they have moved on to their next vulnerable target but please ensure that you and any vulnerable neighbours are aware.

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