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Phishing warning: Bulb shares aren’t for sale

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We’ve heard about a scam offering shares in Bulb. This is a fraudulent email and this offer is false: Bulb shares are not for sale. If you receive one of these emails, don’t reply to it.

A small number of members have received an email offering shares in Bulb. It appears to come from DST Global, one of Bulb’s investors, and offers ‘preference shares in Bulb Energy’. The email also shares information about Bulb including an investment brochure, ‘information memorandum’ and other materials. This email is fraudulent and doesn't come from DST Global.

A screenshot of the fraudulent email
The fraudulent email looks like this.

Despite appearances, this email is not from DST Global and there are no shares for sale. The domain name linked to in the email is not a valid DST Global domain and any communication from it has nothing to do with DST. It’s probably best not to visit this site.

Let us know if you receive an email like this

If you get one of these emails, please forward it to security@bulb.co.uk , mark the email as “spam” and delete it from your inbox. Do not attempt to buy any shares. You can also file a report with the police online at Action Fraud.

We’re in touch with the police, and Ofgem, the energy regulator, about this attempt to defraud our members. We’re working with the police to try to stop this and protect our members in the future.

Take Five to Stop Fraud have some useful tips on how to avoid email phishing attempts.