Phishing email in the name of Martin Lewis

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Just received this email, which looks extremely suspect (clue is the spelling mistake in the title!). Strangely, the date on the email is 25 Nov. but it only landed today. Tried to send it on to 'furtherhelp@moneysavingexpert.com', but I think your security software has picked up something in the message and bounced it. Just thought MSE should know about phishing emails that are going out in Martin's name. 

Is there an alternate route to send this sort of thing to you guys?

 


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  • [Deleted User]
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    edited 8 December 2021 at 5:01PM
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    I wouldn't bother. Everyone, particularly MSE, is very aware of them and they're virtually impossible to stop.

    Just add the senders to your own blocklists.
  • giraffe69
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    There must be some jobs for those who can spell and whose grammar is at least passable in the spam trade.
  • TimSynths
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    edited 8 December 2021 at 5:20PM
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    giraffe69 said:
    There must be some jobs for those who can spell and whose grammar is at least passable in the spam trade.
    The spelling and grammar is part of the tactics as most sensible people would pick up on it and junk it, those that don't have just thinned the herd for greater success for the fraudsters.
  • MalMonroe
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    giraffe69 said:
    There must be some jobs for those who can spell and whose grammar is at least passable in the spam trade.
    The grammar in that one isn't particularly bad, there's obviously the Bitcoin misspelling and there's also a missing 's' after 'disappear' but it's not bad overall. I've seen much worse. And I've seen worse in legitimate documents too. What I'd like to see is the bottom half of that message - the supposed interview with Martin. . . 
    Please note - taken from the Forum Rules and amended for my own personal use (with thanks) : It is up to you to investigate, check, double-check and check yet again before you make any decisions or take any action based on any information you glean from any of my posts. Although I do carry out careful research before posting and never intend to mislead or supply out-of-date or incorrect information, please do not rely 100% on what you are reading. Verify everything in order to protect yourself as you are responsible for any action you consequently take.
  • Pollycat
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    Martin Lewis has been very vocal in the media recently regarding ads in his and other 'celebrity' names.

    From the main website:
    Warning: Watch out for fake emails claiming to be from Martin Lewis as more than 300 reported in one week (moneysavingexpert.com)
  • Former_MSE_Laura
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    Hi @Clarky13

    Thanks for raising this.

    Our stop scams guide has all the information you need around reporting these emails. Please do keep reporting any you see.

    All the best,

    MSE Laura
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