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Beware: This scam email is being sent to Electric Ireland customers

The phishing scam brings you to a fake payment page where you’re asked to enter in financial details.

SCAM EMAILS CLAIMING to be from Electric Ireland have been sent to a number of customers.

The email, which comes from a Dutch domain name, claims that a person’s bill has arrived and should be paid. While the formatting is similar to a real bill, the email contains fraudulent links.

The fraudulent links don’t appear in any malware safety checks since it was only registered last week.

Those who click on the links are directed to a fake payments page, mocked up to look like an Electric Ireland page, asking for financial details and other sensitive information like your mother’s maiden name and credit limit.

pasted_image_at_2016_03_31_02_37_pm What the fake bill looks like.

wacnotmand.com0040 And the fake billing page you're brought to.

A spokesperson for Electric Ireland said that these emails had “nothing to do with Electric Ireland” and it has been made aware of such emails “over the last number of weeks.”

It said that it would never request personal information like this from an email and to contact their bank immediately if they entered in information into one of these phishing sites.

The formatting is similar to another scam mail that went around in November, claiming that customers were due a refund. In that mail, it asked customers to provide a scanned copy of their passport as well as their bank details.

If you receive a suspicious mail like this, it’s recommended you check the sender and don’t click on any links. Only hover over the links to see where they lead to so you don’t get caught out.

It’s also recommended you compare it with previous mails you’ve received from the official source as there will usually be some differences between them.

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