What type of scam is this
Members of the public are being advised to be aware of a Phishing email scam.
A member of the public has been targeted with the Phishing e-mail below claiming that they had purchased goods from the Banana Republic Factory.
What to look for
Take you time to read e-mails before taking any action. There are several clues in this e-mail that it is a scam:
- It is simply addressed to ‘Dear’ and no other name is included
- The shipping and purchase details clearly relate to a transaction in the USA
What should you do?
Always question uninvited approaches in case it’s a scam. Contact the company directly using a known email or phone number.
Do not use the one in the e-mail or text message that you may have received.
Don’t be tricked into giving a fraudster access to your personal or financial details.
Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected e-mail or text.
You should report any such incidents to Action Fraud.