Internauts Warned of M15 Spoofed Fake E-mails
M15 a security service provider in UK is asking everyone for remaining aware about scam electronic mails posing as coming from it, published belfasttelegraph.co.uk dated March 25, 2013.
It maybe noted that M15 takes care of safeguarding UK from cyber attacks impairing national security.
Importantly, M15 posted one message online on 24th March 2013, cautioning the general public not to become convinced with the 'financial fraud.'
The service indicated on its website that fake e-mails or phone calls were asking people to hand over cash as the communication pretended to be Sir Jonathan Evans' Director General of M15.
The message posted told that the request for cash was a financial fraud while not in the least associated with M15 else the service's Director General.
Understandably, an investigation into the scam by police is underway, while anybody receiving the communication is advised towards informing about it.
A person in knowledge of the scam stated that several scams were by now ongoing wherein criminals pretended to belong to the business sector. Mirror.co.uk published this dated March 26, 2013.
The person explained that the criminals distributed e-mails that supposedly were from the DG, while encouraged end-users for transferring cash to the company to avail certain kind of service.
But, according to him, it was hoped that the miscreants would grasp that their scam attempt was the most unsuccessful hitherto just as the various safeguard mechanisms M15 had adopted.
In any case, for remaining safe from becoming a victim of the malevolent campaign, M15 urged everybody who'd been communicated with the fraudulent e-mail or over telephone for informing police about the incident as early as possible.
Meanwhile, the Fair Trading Office of UK apprehends that a maximum of 70,000 people every annum become targets of similar frauds of which plenty emanate from Nigeria in particular.
Eventually, besides the national agency in UK such as M15 getting exploited through an e-mail scam, the HMRC i.e. Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs, another national agency of UK that collects taxes is also being targeted with scam e-mails that are currently sent to innocent taxpayers, it is learnt.
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