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MI5 financial scam

The Security Service (MI5) has issued a public warning after fraudster’s have been trying to obtain money from people using their name.


MI5 is responsible for protecting the United Kingdom against threats to national security.

The warning on their website says that members of the public in the UK and abroad have received requests for money by email or phone from individuals claiming they work for the MI5.

Some have purported to be from MI5's Director General, Sir Jonathan Evans. These requests are a financial scam and have nothing to do with the Service or the Director General.

If you receive any communications like this do not respond and report it to us.

For further information visit MI5 website.

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To report a fraud and receive a police crime reference number, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use our online fraud reporting tool.

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