Ian Shires

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The BBC issues a warning over scam email circulating

by Ian Shires on 8 February, 2012

The scam email which claims to be from the Daytime Television programme called “Heir Hunters” is being used to obtain personal information

The email prompts users to respond with personal information such as full name, date of birth, address and telephone number.

warning posted on the BBC website reads “We have been informed that someone has been sending out emails purporting to come from the Heir Hunters programme and referring to this website.”

“Please be aware that these emails have no connection with the BBC or Flame Television, the makers of Heir Hunters, and you should ignore them. You should not reply to them and if you believe that persons are attempting to deceive you with a view to monetary gain, then you should contact the police.”

If you have been a victim of this, or any type of fraud then report it via our online webtool.

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