Businesses told to beware covid grant email scam

The Council has been alerted to a scam email being circulated to local businesses in our area. The fake email uses an official looking GOV.UK heading but is a scam aimed at extracting bank details from firms. A copy of the fake email is below.

Businesses told to beware covid grant email scam

The Council has been alerted to a scam email being circulated to local businesses in our area.

The fake email uses an official looking GOV.UK heading but is a scam aimed at extracting bank details from firms.

A copy of the fake email is below.

If you own a business, please be aware that:

  • Direct Gov is not managing the grant process, Rotherham Council is.
  • The Council will only ask for bank details via the secure form on our website https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/xfp/form/626
  • If we have a query about a business's bank details, we will only contact you from our email address:[email protected] (if you hover over any email address it will confirm its name, sometimes emails can be adjusted, but hovering over will confirm the mailbox.

If a business is suspicious about requests for banking details they should call the Council via contact numbers alongside on our website, alongside our business support grant information.

If you know anyone that owns a business, please share this information and lets stop Rotherham businesses being duped.

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