Dorset Council believe that fraudsters have spoofed a Dorset Council email to make it appear genuine and have sent out several thousand emails on Friday 24 June. This is a scam email with a hyperlink which directs you to a phishing website. This is designed to trick you into disclosing account credentials, personal and financial information.
Anybody who thinks they may have been affected by this and has disclosed personal details is strongly advised to change their passwords immediately and ensure they have multi-factor authentication in place.
If you think you’ve been affected, this government website has useful information and advice.
Recipients can report the message to firstname.lastname@example.org