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RCIPS FCIU Advises the Public of Phishing Email Circulating, 26 March

26th March, 2021 Police Headlines

The RCIPS Financial Crime Investigation Unit is advising the public of a phishing email currently circulating, which purports to be from Butterfield Bank.


The Phishing email is titled – [IMPORTANT – Butterfields Final Warning]


Within the email it says, ‘CLICK HERE NOW to completely review this profile’


If you receive the email, please do not click on the link, but immediately delete the email instead.


Phishing emails are often referred to as fake, scam and suspicious emails and their purpose is to compromise an organisation’s computer systems and network, to gain unauthorised access.  The phishing emails will often include a fake website link or malicious file attachment – you should never click on either of these.


Tips you can use to spot phishing emails include: hovering your cursor over the link, checking the sender's email address carefully, and looking out for emails which purport to have a sense of urgency or include threats.


If you believe you have been compromised by a phishing email, contact the FCIU at 949-8797 or at RCIPS.FCU@rcips.ky.