Energy comparison customers should be aware that fraudsters masquerading as energy suppliers have been trying to target households.
The Telegraph reports that British Gas has warned its cheap energy consumers of a scam in which individuals are promised hundreds of pounds in rebates if they send off letters containing personal data.
It comes in the form of an email and asks for the customer's name, address and copies of their driving licence or passport in order to process their refund.
In a statement, the energy supplier said: "If you have received an email like [this], please do not action the request as it is part of the recent scam.
"This email has not been sent from British Gas and is part of a wider email 'phishing' scam being sent to both British Gas and non-British Gas customers," the company added.
Police have been asked to investigate the scam, the newspaper states.
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