Scores of farmers and business owners across Harborough are being warned not to touch a scam email – allegedly from the Health and Safety Executive

Harborough council is warning people who get the email, signed by ‘Mark J Burrows’, to delete it immediately and not click on any links or open any attachments

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 9:59 am
Updated Monday, 22nd March 2021, 10:00 am
Harborough council is warning people who get the email, signed by ‘Mark J Burrows’, to delete it immediately and not click on any links or open any attachments.

Scores of farmers and business owners across Harborough are being warned not to touch a scam email – allegedly from the Health and Safety Executive.

They are being targeted by the scammers who say HSE inspectors are to visit their premises to carry out a spot-check to make sure they are Covid-19 secure.

Harborough council is warning people who get the email, signed by ‘Mark J Burrows’, to delete it immediately and not click on any links or open any attachments.

The local authority is working with the HSE to conduct checks at businesses throughout Harborough.

But the visits are unannounced and employers would never be contacted like this.

Farmers are also being warned by the National Farmers’ Union to treat this email as a scam and to delete it straight away.