Have you received scam text claiming it to be From Ofgem asking for your bank details in order to pay the PS150 council tax rebate being issued by Government? Beware! It’s a scam.
Many people have received the scam text message Ofgem. This scam text message Ofgem actually contains a link that takes you to a malicious website.
The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets, also known as Ofgem, regulates the monopoly firms that run the electricity and gas networks. It makes decisions about price controls and enforcement, acts in the best interests of consumers, and assists the industries with environmental improvements.
It is not a ministerial department.
Scam text 2022 from Ofgem Energy Rebate – How does this scam work?
Scammers are using Ofgem scamtext to steal your financial and personal information. They are asking for your bank details in order to pay the PS150 tax rebate that the government has issued. Do not fall for this scam. It’s all a scam!
You are exposed to spywares, viruses, and malwares by clicking on the link. These can be harmful to your device and can hack or destroy your mobile phone.
Tips To Identify Ofgem Scam Text:
This is a red flag if someone claiming to represent Ofgem asks you for your bank information.
They won’t ask for your bank information in relation to energy bills.
Fraudsters could try to contact people using the following methods, according to the energy regulator:
- We knock at your door
- Phone call
- Social media
- Pop-up message for a website
- Instant message
- Text message
Ofgem also offers advice
- Contact from “Ofgem”, which sounds or looks unusual, should be rejected, refused, or ignored. This information is never requested by us
- Check email addresses. All emails sent to or from Ofgem should always end @ofgem.gov.uk
- Make sure to check branding. Our communications will always include the Ofgem logo. It should not look blurry, stretched or distorted.
- Only criminals will rush to panic or rush you
Have you been scammed by Ofgem Rebate Text? Do the Following!
It is a scam and you should immediately delete the message. Do not forget to notify your loved ones. If they get such a message, they are asked not to click the link.
You can also report unscrupulous websites or scams and tell us why the websites are fraudulent.