The email claimed to come from us, with dodgy links to the usual "unmissable" deals.
We investigated, and are confident that this was just someone pretending to be us, and did not involve a breach of our systems: none of these emails went to anyone who participates in the BioResource, and the fake email address is now blocked worldwide.
However, our emails to participants do often contain links - and while they are usually text-only - we hope to make them much more distinctive and visually appealing soon, and would urge people to read the Government's advice on how to spot a scam email, text, message or call.
No-one is completely safe online. If you are concerned that an email or text from us may not be genuine, please get in contact with us using the details at the bottom of this page.