Deposit Scheme Scam:
Mydeposits says it is aware of a new scam being used by a fraudulent company imitating mydeposits and targeting landlords and letting agent members of the mydeposits Custodial scheme in England & Wales.
The scam uses an email which imitates one from mydeposits requesting the member landlord or firm to confirm their email address.
Anyone receiving an email of this description should NOT click on the link and mydeposits advises recipients to contact them direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
Like many scam emails, this one features the mydeposits logo and looks authentic.
According to mydeposits, the email says it is urgent that the recipients do not delay in clicking on the link in order to continue receiving “Important messages.”
“The situation has been reported to the relevant authorities and we are thoroughly investigating the scam”
The above is an example of the scam email that some members of mydeposits have received.
Tips to avoid e-mail scams
Scam emails and unsolicited mail is increasingly common, so care is needed before opening any email you are not sure about, and especially clicking on links.
Take your time and think before you do anything with an email you are not certain about. Increasingly scammers use legitimate looking images which are easy to copy, so check the sender’s email address carefully, does it look genuine? However, email addresses can be cloned, so this is not foolproof either.
- Use a good spam filter.
- Don’t trust any email unless you are sure of the source.
- Check the sender email address carefully.
- Treat email attachments with caution.
- Never click links in email messages unless you are sure.
- Install antivirus software and keep it up to date.
- Install a personal firewall and keep it up to date.
- Configure your email client for security.
mydeposits Issues Deposit Scam Warning https://t.co/92KfstPqs6
— LandlordZONE (@LandlordZONE) March 27, 2017