Berkshire Residents Warned Against Phishing E-mail Scam
As per the news received from Berkshire (a county in South East England), it is discovered that an uninvited mail is circulating in the inboxes of locals.
It is learnt that the scam includes an e-mail message from an overseas person who claims that he is a delegate of late Dr. Edward Singh. Dr. Singh was supposed to have given money for investment in the Seychelles.
The e-mail also adds that Dr. Singh was expired a few years back and did not mention any family member to whom those millions of invested US dollars would be given.
For claiming the amount, the e-mail says that someone who has 'Singh' in his name will be the successor of late Dr. Singh.
Moreover, the scam mail wants private information of who so ever is claiming for the money. This shows that it is a phishing scam wherein hackers are again employing their conventional method of enticing people with the dream of inheriting millions of dollars.
Senior Trading Standards Officer of Slough Borough Council (South East England), Peter Adshead, claims this phishing mail can cost users a huge amount of money, as reported by sloughobserver on July 7, 2009.
Peter Adshead also reveals that they are cautioning users so that they do not contact the persons behind this scam. He has also advised that if any user gets such an e-mail, he or she should immediately delete, and inform about it to the e-mail service provider.
Security experts state that it is the insatiability of people that they become victims of such phishing scams. Hackers send a bulk of the same e-mail with an expectation that someone will surely grab the inducement.
Experts also suggested that computer users should be cautious when they got mails which ask to send personal information. Users should also look for other errors like grammatical and spelling mistakes. Further, they also recommended not replying the mail or clicking on it.
Al last, security experts have suggested that if by chance anybody has disclosed his personal details, he should change it immediately to avid any kind of ID theft linked with the phishing scam.
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