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Martin Lewis issues urgent warning to Britons amid global internet outage UK News

Martin Lewis has sent Britons an urgent warning as government websites run into trouble amid a global internet blackout.

Huge sites, including Amazon, Twitter, Reddit, and, appear to be suffering from a reported global internet outage.

BBC news, The New York Times and The Guardian also appear to be affected by connection issues.

Other sites like HMRC and Spotify Desktop have also received reports of user issues through Downdetector.

The reason why so many websites are having issues is believed to be a problem with fastly, a US cloud computing service provider, which is responsible for a number of sites around the world.

A post on their website reads: “Fastly’s network has built-in redundancies and automatic failover routing to ensure optimal performance and availability.

“But when a network problem arises, we believe our customers deserve clear and transparent communication so that they can maintain confidence in our service and our team.

“Notices will be posted here when we reroute traffic, upgrade hardware or, in the extremely rare event, our network will not serve traffic.”

Now the founder of Money Saving Expert has sent a warning to Brits asking for passports, driving licenses, etc., as scam sites could trick unsuspecting victims with money.

Speaking to Twitter, Mr Lewis said: ‘WARNING: With the website currently down, be careful if renewing passports, GHICs, applying for marriage tax relief driver’s license, etc.

“At the top of the search, there will be ads for scam sites that look like real but charge unnecessarily. ”

Once a social media user replied: ‘I renewed my driving license yesterday I had to scroll through several questionable sites charging huge fees to get to the government site where it is £ 14 . ”

Internet issues currently appear to be localized and therefore only affect specific places in Europe and the United States.

A fastly update at 10:57 UTC said, “The problem has been identified and a fix has been applied. Customers may experience an increase in the original load with the return of global services.

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This notice was published: 2021-06-08 11:33:35

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