We recently showed you an online phishing scam that was trying to get you to pay for fake parking tickets. With that scam still ongoing, there seems to be another phishing attack on the rise.
Millions of people have BT accounts and have no trouble with them, but what if you received an E-mail informing you your payment method has been declined? You know your payment has gone through fine, but if it’s from BT it must be legit, right? Wrong.
Thousands of people have reportedly received E-mails similar to the one below telling them their payment has been declined.
At first glance, it appears to be legitimate with the official BT logo and it being signed off by a ‘BT employee’. Although if you look a little closer, you’ll notice a few standout errors thus showing the E-mail is fake.
The sender address is fake and from a untrusted source as you can see below.
If you highlight over the clickable buttons, you also see a URL displayed that doesn’t link to the BT website.
If you receive one of these E-mails, there are few options you can take. If you’re worried about your BT account, the best way to contact them would be through the official BT website or their official phone number. Never click links in E-mails to websites. If you want to visit a website always use a search engine or type their address in manually.
Make sure you delete the E-mail and alert anybody in your team or workplace to this scam that is going around.
If you spot a scam that is targeting your business let us know the details and we’ll publish an article to alert other people to the potential danger.