BoE considering legal action over hoax press release

Bank of England
Daniel Hinge

The Bank of England is considering legal action after a fake press release was published on a convincing mock-up of the real BoE website.

The press release was emailed to journalists on December 7 and published on a website with a similar URL to the real BoE website. The design of the fake web page is almost indistinguishable from the real site, and the wording of the press release appears to mimic the style of the BoE’s communications.

The fake statement said the BoE was amending its

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