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WARNING: Scam messages about energy bills - SMS texts and email


We've just received a text message supposedly from Gov.uk saying I've been identified as eligible for a discounted energy bill under the Energy Bills Support Scheme.


This scheme exists but is the AUTOMATIC payment of £400. Your energy provider will have contacted you and if you pay by direct debit the refund is automatic.

This message contains a weird looking link. DO NOT CLICK ON THIS LINK BUT DELETE THE WHOLE MESSAGE, which is Bogus, exploiting people in a financial crisis. You may get similar emails to which this guidance applies.


Citizens Advice contains information about this scheme.


Pass it on!!


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