Residents are being warned to remain vigilant over fake emails purporting to be from BT.

Action Fraud, the UK's national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, is warning people to remain vigilant after they received 676 reports in two weeks relating to fake emails purporting to be from BT.

The emails commonly use the subject line 'your bill is ready' and provide a link that can be used to make a payment.


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The links in the emails lead to genuine-looking phishing websites that are designed to steal BT login credentials, as well as personal and financial information.

A spokesperson for Action Fraud said: "If you have doubts about a message, contact the organisation directly.

"Don't use the numbers or address in the message - use the details from their official website.

"Your bank or any other official source will never ask you to supply personal information via email."

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