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DickyDicky Forumite
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First off, I apologise in advance if this is in the wrong forum, but here goes.

I received the following email from a company called MoretonSmith earlier.

80 Clerkenwell Road
TEL +44(0) 20 7490 9077
FAX +44(0) 20 7490 9083

MR. ******* ******
United Kingdom

Dear Customer,

We have been specifically appointed by Cable&Wireless to act on their behalf in respect of your Bulldog services.
Please open this secure link (by clicking here) to view details of your account:

Yours faithfully,

Moreton Smith


I have checked my credit file and there is no mention of either Cable&Wireless or Bulldog. Do I click the link in the email or jsut ignore it? Any advice on this matter would be appreciated.


  • SPANIEL36SPANIEL36 Forumite
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    i cant see anything
  • DickyDicky Forumite
    70 Posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    Sorry browser was playing up, the full post is there now.
  • RASRAS Forumite
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    Not unless you want to have your accounts emptied. it is a standard phishing scam.
    The person who has not made a mistake, has made nothing
  • DickyDicky Forumite
    70 Posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    I thought that phishing emails just contain a generic greeting i.e Dear Member etc. This emal contains my full name and address with postocode.

    I've never received a phishing email in the past that has my full name and address details. How do I find out if this is indeed genuine without contacting the company itself?
  • Hey Dickie,

    Can you let me know if you got anything on this? I have received the same email.....

  • Purplemumof2Purplemumof2 Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper I've been Money Tipped!

    I don't know if it helps but I've just done a check on the name on Google and it came up with their website:

    It may be worth contacting the company to see what they are chasing you for.

    Hope you get it sorted.

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  • Hi

    I have also just received this email on a Bulldog account which I closed in July 2006, after having paid the full amount due on my bill for the final month.

    I would like to know if this is real or not too, as it also has my full name and address where I was living at the time I had an account with Bulldog.

  • I too have received on of these emails today for an account that was closed in November 2006.

    Since my account was always paid by direct debit I am wary. This thread has also tickled a memory I have of a news article a few months back (,39024661,39166836,00.htm). The general gist of the article is that details for 100 000 customers were stolen from Bulldog in December 2005.

    I have replied to this morning's email (via to protect my email address from future spam) asking them to have Bulldog send me a letter confirming any outstanding amount before I proceed. I will also be calling Bulldog shortly to see if they can confirm if there is an outstanding amount on my account.
  • I received one of these this morning. Although the email appears to have come from moreton smith when you press the link to check your account it takes you to what looks like a list manager. I would suggest conact moreton smith (through their website) and ask if they are aware this is happening.
    Perhaps you could also copy Cable and Wireless also.
    My suspicions were aroused when I was allow to view my personal data without any security to protect it as far as I could tell. I'll keep you updated.
  • I got the same email this morning as well but i had canceled my account over 2 years ago because the customer service was so bad. can anyone confirm the validity of these emails? And any ideas on what I should do? Its been so long I dont even remember. They are charging me for costs that I dont deserve.
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