On Thursday 28th November an email was received purporting to be from BT – titled "Brexit Terms
of Service" with the following text – "Brexit draws closer and your terms of service must
be updated. Here's what's changing. When the United Kingdom leaves the European Union we also leave
the EU's General Data Protection Regulations. This means your contract terms must be updated to comply
with our services. This requires our customers to agree to our new terms of service. To do this please
follow the link. Now here's the good news! Your monthly bill remains unchanged. This includes all of
your BT subscripted products"
Phishing is a scam where criminals typically send emails to thousands of people. These emails pretend
to come from banks, credit card companies, online shops and auction sites as well as other trusted organisations.
They usually try to trick you into going to the site, for example to update your password to avoid your account
being suspended. The embedded link in the email itself goes to a website that looks exactly like the real thing
but is actually a fake designed to trick victims into entering personal information.
Please be extremely wary of emails claiming to be from organisations such as BT, HMRC or your bank.
NEVER CLICK ON LINKS in unsolicited email contact like this. Delete the email. You may wish to contact
the organisation via the method you would normally use, NOT via any number /email in the message.
For more information on Identity Theft, Fraud and Scams please visit the
Police Scotland Website
and Get Safe Online
Original Message Sent By
Varrie McDevitt (NHWN, Admin Assistant, NW Scotland)