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Martin Lewis shares warning on scammers sending emails from fake MoneySavingExpert website

Martin Lewis has warned of another scam falsely using his name as fraudsters attempt to con money out of his fans.

The MoneySavingExpert founder has become increasingly popular during the cost of living crisis as struggling households turn him for advice on managing their money. But it seems that scammers have been taking advantage of Martin's popularity by sending out fake emails purporting to be from his website.

Martin shared a tweet from a consumer finance campaigner alerting fans to the scam, showing that the fraudsters had gone so far as to set up a fake website which bore a striking resemblance to the real MoneySavingExpert site. Called, the scam site sported the MSE logo and a picture of Martin.

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The site invited people to enter their name, email and phone number to "discover Martin Lewis must-have fixed rate returning alternative returning investments and savings", claiming that providers will "protect customers up to £85,000". It also suggested that it could help consumers "choose the right investment or savings account for you".

The tweet shared by Martin warning of the dangerous website read: "The UK is being bombarded by scam emails from - a MoneySavingExpert Martin Lewis fake using fake FCA, FSCS and Bank of England protection claims." It appears that scammers have been obtaining personal details to bombard people with phishing emails and texts.

The website seems to have since been taken down, but Martin Lewis fans have been warned to remain vigilant for similar scams which falsely use his and the MoneySavingExpert name. Martin took to Twitter to reiterate the danger of these sites last month.

"Sadly criminals are again hard pushing scams using my face and name, often with pics from TV shows," he wrote. "If you want to check just search on MoneySavingExpert to see if it's something I've actually said, if it's not there, it won't be."

The real web address for MoneySavingExpert is Martin has reminded fans in the past that he "doesn't do ads" and the only email he sends is the weekly MSE round-up.


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