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08/01/2016 Current email spam scams!

By Simon Cripwell on Jan 08, 2016 01:41 pm
Some of the latest email scams encouraging consumers and businesses to visit bogus websites or download attachments containing viruses.
Bogus penalty charge notice
To Whom It May Concern,
Please find attached an invoice relating to Penalty Charge Notice Number along with a copy of the contravention. In order to prevent this fine from escalating further we have paid this fine on your behalf. Should you have any queries concerning these charges please don’t hesitate to contact me. Payment for this invoice will be taken by Direct Debit 9 working days from the date of this email. Please refer to page 2, point 3.6 in your Terms and Conditions for information on Traffic Offences.
These bogus emails are accompanied by attachments which contain computer viruses. NEVER open attachments in unusual or suspicious emails. Bogus emails rarely contain the recipients own name. Beware of any email marked 'To Whom It May Concern' or 'To the Recipient' etc.
Bogus on-line banking email
We're sοrry, but you've exceeded the number οf attempts at entering your security details, so we've suspended your access to Internet Βanking. You'll need to reset your memοrable infοrmation.
Unlock your accοunt here
These bogus emails encourage recipients to follow a link to a bogus website where users names and passwords may be stolen.

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