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Standard User DIOGENES
(committed) Sat 09-Sep-17 14:32:43
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BBC ACCOUNT - REAL OR SCAM?


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Recently received an email claiming to be from BBC.


FROM
bbcaccount@bbc.co.uk
" Hello,
We noticed you havenĠt used your BBC account for a while. WeĠre going to be updating our Privacy Policy on the 28th of September, and part of that update will be to close down inactive accounts that have not been used in over a year. This is to ensure we do not keep data for longer than we need to."

Anyone know if this is a valid BBC request or not?
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 09-Sep-17 14:58:17
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Re: BBC ACCOUNT - REAL OR SCAM?


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No idea for sure - safer to delete for safety's sake.

Standard User wonnyjilkinson
(knowledge is power) Sun 10-Sep-17 08:48:58
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Yes, it is. Had the same a while back.


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Standard User 23Prince
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 10-Sep-17 10:21:20
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It is - do nothing if you don't need it.

I guess log in and use it if so
Standard User TinyMongomery
(knowledge is power) Sun 10-Sep-17 15:35:49
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With no links I see no reason to suspect a scam. The best way to be sure is to look at the headers to see what mail server it was sent by.

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