NEST Scam Emails
17 February 2017
With the new auto-enrolment pension requirements, these phishing scams are targeting people who are still getting to grips with what they are required to do.
Please see below for advice on how to notice phishing scams; taken from Nests website:
Signs an email that seems to come from NEST might be a scam:
• You weren’t expecting an email from NEST. Its email address is different from our website address.
• It uses a generic greeting such as ‘Dear customer’, rather than your name
• It asks for personal information such as username, password, account or bank details.
• It gives you a time limit, for example, your account may be closed unless you act immediately.
• It shows a prominent website link. This might be similar to NEST’s official website address, but even one wrong character means it’s a different website.
• The entire text of the email is contained within an image rather than the usual text format. The image may contain a link to a false site.
If you are suspicious of an email you receive that seems to come from NEST:
• do not open it
• if you do open it, do not click on any links
• if you have clicked on a link, do not give away any personal information
• do not reply to the email or open any attachments
If you think you may have given away any personal information, such as bank details or account details
If you have any reservations about an email received, don’t open the email and contact the alleged sender directly.