Original post July 2019 - updated October 2021 Back in November 2016, Google announced that…
Nobody 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)