Lincolnshire Residents Cautioned about Census E-mail Fraud
A security alert to residents of Lincolnshire County states that a new scam e-mail is targeting Internet-users as it seeks personal information. The Argus reported this on February 11, 2012. Actually, people from all over the country recently complained of an e-mail titled "Population Census: A message to everyone -act now" that's getting dispatched supposedly from Jil Matheson a national statistician.
According to it (the e-mail), recipients are instructed to give additional information regarding themselves else face fines. However, the Census agency claims making no such campaign alternatively appeal to the public.
Meanwhile, Glen Watson, Director of 2011-Census stated that the mentioned e-mail was simply one hoax and thus a scam. The message was no way connected with Matheson, the National Statistics Office, or the 2011-Census.
Watson further stated that expectedly, the web-links embedded on the e-mail were likely to download malicious software onto any PC if its operator clicked on them. Consequently, one's financial details and other personal information could become endangered, he added. The Argus published this.
Furthermore, fake census e-mails of the above kind were also circulating in Sussex lately. These messages seemed as originating from the Treasury informing recipients that they were eligible for a 1,000-pound aid. However, the e-mails attempted at grabbing personal info for letting theft of financial details.
In the meantime, Consular Director for Southern Europe Dave Thomas stated that expatriate residents were being cautioned for being vigilant about suddenly-incoming e-mails from relatives alternatively close acquaintances, who were seemingly distressed. For, such e-mails were usually quite different from what they were made as appearing. Hence, their recipients must check over phone alternatively any other method prior to sending anything, particularly money, Thomas emphasized. EuroWeekly Online published this on February 13, 2012.
Significantly, one e-mail fraud, which's frequent nowadays, involves somebody compromising another person's e-mail account for distributing anxious messages to all of that individual's contacts, imploring immediate money-transfers.
But, Jimmy Power, Manager of Business and Consumer Protection at Northumberland Trading Standards stated that anybody getting the above kinds of e-mails must instantly erase them without clicking any web-links, or disclosing any information. Morpeth Herald published this on February 12, 2012.
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