The Scottish Government’s Rural Inspections and Payments Division (RPID) has been made aware of a bogus email claiming to be from the Government Gateway Service with the following text in the subject line: ‘Could not process Online Submission’. The email itself states ‘We could not process your full payment submission’.
The email contains an attachment which should not be opened as it contains a virus. Do not open or respond to the email and delete it immediately.
This email has not been sent from RPID and does not relate to any of our payments or services. RPID uses the Government Gateway as an identity provider only and they would not email any of our customers asking for information on our behalf. An example of this type of bogus email can be viewed at the below link: