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New email scam warning to Bute residents

A new email scam is doing the rounds, asking recipients to call a premium rate number to arrange 'delivery of a package'..

A new email scam is doing the rounds, asking recipients to call a premium rate number to arrange 'delivery of a package'..

 

A local businessman has been in touch with The Buteman to alert readers of another email scam currently doing the rounds.

Phil Kirkham, owner of Picture Bute in Albert Place, contacted us after receiving an email which stated an attempt had been made to deliver a package to him, but without success. He was encouraged to phone the number supplied to make arrangements for re-delivery, but Mr Kirkham recognised that the number was a premium rate and didn’t do so.

The email came from ‘Jessica William’ and the email address was not a business one, but a personal account.

If you’ve received an email you believe to be fraudulent, you can forward it to Action Fraud, which will then be forwarded to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, by clicking here.

 

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