24 Mar Talk Talk email scam
In the last two weeks, the National Fraud Investigation Bureau has received several reports of this scam email – apparently from Talk Talk. It claims to be ‘performing regular maintenance of our security measures’, but people who click on the link will find their details are far from secure.
The messages were always sent from the same spoofed email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, pretending to be from TalkTalk itself. The message contains a hyperlink leading to a malicious website/domain which looks like TalkTalk, but definitely does not belong to the company. In fact, anyone clicking on to this fake email would be taken to a fake TalkTalk account, where they would be prompted to input personal details, including bank information.
If you have done this, the official advice is to contact your bank and report it to Action Fraud. If you’ve got the email but not clicked the link, you can also report it to Action Fraud.