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Fraudulent E-mails with Parliament Logo Doing the Rounds

According to a warning by South Africa situated Cape Town legislature, a scam electronic mail displaying the Parliament's logo is circulating online, published news24.com dated December 4, 2014.

The warning statement also notes that Parliament has no association with the fraudulent e-mail containing the emblem of the government as well as Parliament, published news24.com.

Actually, receivers of the scam message get informed that a successful verification has been performed of their "contract/inheritance/Winning [sic]" document and that they should send over their details.

They're also told that Nhlanhla Nene the Finance Minister on behalf of the government had given a direction regarding the way they would receive their payments.

According to Parliament, the e-mail's signatory apparently is the Deputy Finance Minister Mr. Mcebisi Jonas; however, as per the e-mail, he's Chairperson of the Finance Portfolio Committee.

The Parliament adds that scam e-mails of the same kind have been noticed during earlier years after which the latest sample is also circulating.

It has therefore directed the public towards overlooking such e-mails.

Worryingly, it's because of the aforementioned kind of scam e-mails that spam has been on an increase on the Internet, security analysts explain after examining the currently going fake e-mail run.

If there's copying of identity of any government department, required diligence is essential. So incase anybody receives letter asserting it's from that department then he should diligently determine if the letter is authentic via directly talking to the department through established and dependable sources.

Specialists state that the above fraudsters are extremely persuasive while remaining active. Their strategy is highly advanced and so extremely effective in fooling people or entities.

Consequently, users are advised not to get duped via cunning e-mails, refined web-link labels, or similar attachments. It's best nobody ever clicks web-links else takes down files from unknown sourced electronic mails, as it isn't necessary that a web-link will take onto the destination it claims for taking. Indeed, for knowing the real destination of a web-link, one can right-click by placing the cursor on it followed with copying and pasting the URL address into his PC's notepad as one of the ways, specialists conclude.

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