Stay Safe Online – BT emails and other scams to watch out for
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BT will be changing – they will be moving all their customers from the old analogue public switched telephone network (PSTN) to a fully digital network before Openreach stop the PSTN (and ISDN) service in 2025. More information here: https://business.bt.com/insights/digital-transformation/uk-pstn-switch-off/
Work has started and scammers have taken advantage and are sending out emails like this one – but you can see it’s a scam by hovering over the link – which is nothing to do with BT.
What you should do – forward the email to and then delete it. As at 30th September 2021 they have received more than 7,700,000 scam reports with the removal of more than 64,000 scams and 119,000 URLs.
You can also find out how to avoid different types of scam at bt.com/scams. The site is written in partnership with Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and internet crime:
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