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Scam E-mails Pretending to be from Royal Mail Circulating, says NFIB

NFIB (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau) has advised the general public for being vigilant about scam e-mails asserting they are messages from Royal Mail the postal service firm, published tamebay.com dated June 15, 2015.

It maybe noted that a police outfit, NFIB is situated inside UK since its establishment during 2010 for fighting against fraud.

The scam electronic mails reportedly so dupe Internauts that they get tempted to download what is the CryptoLocker ransomware that instructs the e-mail recipient to pay money. This happens once the message is viewed.

The e-mail received states that a parcel for the recipient is with Royal Mail, therefore the recipient requires answering the message for arranging to get that parcel's content collected/resent.

A sample of the fraudulent electronic mail says that Royal Mail is holding one letter whose collection if delayed will cost 5 pounds as retention charge daily. The message subsequently directs the victim for pursuing one given web-link for receiving that particular letter. But if the web-link is opened, the ransomware gets installed onto the victim's PC.

Anther sample says that certain package couldn't get delivered while it's waiting to be collected. One web-link provided in the e-mail supposedly gives more information. This web-link, however, leads onto a Royal Mail site resembling page where the user is asked for supplying certain code (believably from the original electronic mail). If, however, the code is supplied, the victim gets directed for taking down software that actually pulls down the ransomware.

Both NFIB and Royal Mail say that the e-mails seem as arriving from RoyalMailParcelpacketinfo@championmailservice.com.

Thus as advice to individuals and businesses, the NFIB asks them to carefully peruse whom the electronic mail addresses to, whether to a specific person or somebody in general.

Moreover, the images' quality within the e-mail should be checked, whether they're high enough to suggest as coming from Royal Mail.

Also, web-links included shouldn't be clicked rather the user should visit the relevant online site for logging in to access the required page. Finally, the sender's id on the e-mail should be examined whether it looks genuine.

For additional information, one can access www.royalmail.com or www.actionfraud.police.uk.

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