Criminals use fake emails and fake websites to trick people into giving away passwords, bank details and other personal information. A criminal might send you an email that looks like it comes from us containing a link to a website that looks legitimate, but when you try to log in they can steal your passwords and personal information.
You can often spot fake websites:
- The site doesn’t display the padlock symbol or ‘https’ in the address bar when you log in.
- They ask you to do something unusual or unexpected.
- They are poorly designed and contain typos or bad spelling.
- They are from suspicious looking email or web addresses.
If you think you’ve received a fake email from us, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org