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NICE Cancer email hoax warning

Spam, Scam, PhishingNobody likes spam or phishing emails and it is getting increasingly more difficult to work out if they are real or not these days.

Perpetrators hit an all-time low recently with a Phishing email, supposedly from NICE (National Institute for Health Care Excellence), telling the recipient that they have tested positive for cancer and directing them to open an attachment containing their test results.

NICE have reported this to the Police who are currently investigating and they also stated that the malicious email is definitely NOT from NICE and that no doctor would ever send results to a patient in this manner.

Advice given is not to be alarmed or panic if you receive such an email and to ignore it. DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS OR OPEN ANY ATTACHMENTS in such emails.

(Ref: Web User Magazine 26-3-14)

Steve

Steve Wood owns and runs Scalar Enterprises based in Portsmouth in Hampshire. He offers a range of services including Web design, Internet marketing and search engine optimisation (SEO) to small businesses and SMEs in Hampshire and the surrounding areas.

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