Dodgy emails

Peter Hine writes with advice from the City of  London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB):

Just a reminder – the crooks are still out there and at it, with online shopping scams, ticket fraud, romance fraud, advance fee fraud, rental fraud etc, and even fake adverts of pets for sale. For examples of these scams and others please visit

So, what can we do if we suspect a dodgy email ?

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in conjunction with the City of London Police have recently launched the ‘ Suspicious Email Reporting Service’, where such emails, including those related to coronavirus, can be flagged up.

Simply send your suspicious email to:  where the NCSC’s automated programme will immediately test the validity of the site. If found to be a phishing scam, it will be removed at once.

As usual,

  • Don’t click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails or texts.
  • Don’t respond to unsolicited messages.
  • Don’t give personal or financial details.

For more information on how to shop online safely please visit :

Action Fraud telephone number: 0300 123 2040

Hope you are all surviving OK.  Best wishes.
Peter Hine
Sibford Gower and Burdrop Neighbourhood Watch