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COVID-19 Grant Phishing E-mail

Added on: 15th May, 2020 by O1

COVID-19 Grant Phishing E-mail

Last Updated:
Fri, 15 May 2020

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A NAFN Member organisation has received notification from a local business, advising of a suspicious email requesting re-submission of application details in order to receive the COVID-19 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure grant.

The e-mail purports to be from the ‘Director of Finance (Section 151 Officer)’; however the individual stated holds the post at a different authority and had no knowledge of the correspondence or the fraudsters attempt to use their details to legitimise a scam email in another area.

A copy of the e-mail is below and whilst it superficially appears legitimate, it is a scam designed to acquire the details of eligible grant recipients.

The e-mail has been reported to Action Fraud and the Suspicious E-mail Reporting Service; launched recently to capture COVID-19 related scams.

If you would like to report any instances of the above information being used in similar fraud attempts please email them to intel@nafn.gov.uk and the details will be forwarded to the relevant teams.

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