Warning issued over fake British Gas email

The British Gas fake email
The British Gas fake email

A warning has been issued about a scam involving fake emails purporting to be from British Gas.

Reports of the fraudulent emails containing links to phishing websites designed to steal your British Gas log-on details are on the rise, according to Action Fraud.

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Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre, said it had received lots of reports about the emails.

The links take people through to a cloned website designed to steal British Gas login details.

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Action Fraud advises people to protect themselves by never automatically clicking on a link in an unexpected email or text.