£400 Energy Payment Scam
Please watch out for a text message claiming to be from the Government, inviting you to apply for £400 discount from the Energy Support Scheme. It's a scam! Every household is entitled to this discount, but it will be paid directly to your energy supplier over 6 months from October 2022. You do not need to apply.
Most phone providers are part of a scheme that allows customers to report suspicious text messages for free by forwarding it to 7726. If you forward a text to 7726, your provider can investigate the origin of the text and arrange to block or ban the sender, if it’s found to be malicious. You can also take a screenshot or screen recording of the text message and send it to the National Cyber Security Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org