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Be Aware Special – Autodata branded phishing emails

Be Aware Special – Autodata branded phishing emails

28 February 2019

We are aware that several garages have recently received emails asking them 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.

Autodata have released the following statement:

  • Autodata will never email you to ask if you have an outstanding balance or to provide similar information.
  • Autodata will never email you asking for your password or username.
  • 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 communication from Autodata when your subscription is due for renewal, or if your payment card has expired. However, if you are ever in doubt, you can contact Autodata directly.

 If you believe you have received one if these emails please contact us via our direct membership helpline number or 0845 305 4230 so that we can make other members aware of the scale of the problem.

You can find the latest updates on this scam and others in the new Scams area on the IGA website. Here you will find up-to-the-minute information on all scams affecting independent garages that the IGA is aware of, including areas of the country that have been targeted so far and tell-tale signs to look out for. Click here to take a look.