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Don’t Get Trapped by this Scam E-mail about Speeding Fine

Malvernobserver.co.uk posted on December 16th, 2016, stating that criminals were on another drive to collect personal credentials through email, coming from Greater Manchester, and then informing the recipients that they were caught speeding and trying to infect the computer of the recipient with the viral Malware.

The police were warning that the fake email may infect computers of people with malware, which enables the criminals to get hold of your personal credentials that includes your financial information.

Martin Hopkinson, Detective Inspector of GMP's Serious Crime Division, said: "Greater Manchester Police are aware of a scam email circulating informing the recipient that they have been caught speeding." He further added that the email is fake, and could request you to provide your financial or personal information or may try infecting the computer with the malware.

Once infected, the cyber criminals can access financial and personal information, which can be used to steal user's money.

Reports were received by the Police regarding the circulation of scam email in the country, and thus are requesting people not to open email or give any type of financial payments in response to it.

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: "Police would never send out correspondence via email requesting payment of fines or personal and financial information -any correspondence on speeding offences would be sent via post."

These traditional scam emails could be easily identified through several warning signs: The email address of the sender does not match with original web address of the organization; victims are not addressed with their correct name, in its place there have been general greeting like 'Dear customer'; there will be pressure for acting promptly - either the victim required to claim for a prize before a time-limit or if they do not act then their account will get closed; victims were asked for the personal credentials like a password, user name, or your details of bank; Mistakes - scam emails frequently contain grammatical and spelling errors.

Any such type of emails should have been deleted, and the computer users are requested to make sure that they have most updated security software.

People getting affected by the scam may report about any such activity directly to the Action Fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk or call 0300 123 2040.

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