Fake Martin Lewis emails spark police warning over scammers after 300 reports

Police in the UK have issued a warning to the general public amid a scam circulating around the country.

The scammers claim to be MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis and authorities have said that already more than 300 people have reported receiving the fraudulent email in the space of just one week.

The news comes as Martin Lewis, alongside 13 celebrities, signed an open letter to PM Boris Johnson pleading the Government to include paid-for scam advertising in the scope of the upcoming Online Safety Bill.

Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud and cyber reporting website, issued the warning on Twitter last week (December 8) after receiving what it called a “significant uplift” in reports about emails purporting to be from Martin.

The email begins by reading: “We are in a crisis: Follow this revolutionary way to survive financially.”

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It then encourages readers to follow the links within the email and suggests people can get access to financial advice from…

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