Garage owners warned of Autodata branded phishing email scam

Bogus email asks garage owners to confirm the status of outstanding Autodata payments, trade body warns

Garage owners warned of Autodata branded phishing email scam
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A scam email requesting garage owners to confirm the status of outstanding Autodata payments is known to be circulating, the Independent Garage Association (IGA) has warned its members.

The bogus email, which was first identified on February 8, uses Autodata branding but the IGA has said that are not genuine and advises against a response.

Warning its members, the IGA said: “An email will come through asking you to confirm the status of any outstanding payments due to Autodata.

“These emails are using the Autodata brand but they are not genuine, so we advise that you do not respond to them.

“To help with security, never share your Autodata login details with others or confirm any payment details over email.

“There may of course be genuine communications from Autodata when your subscription is due for renewal, or if your payment card has expired.

“However, if you are ever in doubt, contact Autodata directly.”

IGA members are encouraged to report suspicious to the IGA Member Helpline on 0845 305 4230.

Scam emails can also be reported to Citizens Advice or Action Fraud.

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