Business grants email fraud
The Council has been made aware of a scam email being sent to businesses. The authentic-looking email purports to be from your local council's Chief Finance (section 151) officer, stating you are eligible for a grant and inviting you to click on a link to ‘Start your Application’.
Do not click on the link. This is a phishing scam - an attempt to obtain your personal and bank account details.
Daventry District Council is not distributing grants via this process and has contacted all relevant businesses directly by letter.
You can find out information about how we are processing these grants on our Business Rates page
What to look out for if you suspect an email is fake:
Look at the email address it has come from. If it ends gov.com it is not genuine.
Check for spelling and grammar errors. In this email scam the word ‘authorise’ is spelt ‘authorize’ and the grammar is poor.
The logo is usually of poor quality and is likely to have been lifted from the official gov.uk website.
Reporting fake emails
If you receive a scam email please report it by forwarding it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more at www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/report-suspicious-emails