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Beware of SA Solar Panel Email Scam

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SAPOL has released a warning to locals about a scam doing the rounds in South Australia.

A recent email detected claims to be from a popular South Australian organisation and contains a link to purchase solar panels.

It’s a ‘phishing’ email and clicking on the link will take the user to a fake website where they enter personal details and a password, which can be used to steal the person’s identity.

Police advice, phishing emails often contain spelling and grammatical errors which would not be expected from the organisation from which the email was supposedly sent, so it is important to carefully read the finer details of the email content. Other phishing methods may include text and social media messages.

Take the time to think before following links or clicking on a button contained within emails or messages and if unsure ring the business on a known and reputable number, not the number contained in the email or message.

For further information on scams affecting South Australians, please visit www.police.sa.gov.au/scams

Alternatively, you can find more information on scams at www.cyber.gov.au

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