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Members of Scotland Supporters Club Recipients of Spam Mail

A spam mail carrying an invoice landed into the inbox of members of Scotland Supporters Club directing to pay 170 pounds before or on December 7. Asserting to be the Club's accounts division, the e-mail said that recipient should click on a given payment web-link, but it turned out to be a fake URL. Heraldscotland.com posted this online dated December 5, 2016.

According to Daily Record, several coaches too got one similar e-mail supposedly from SFA's department which handles training courses. Following complaints from the recipients of the spam mail, SFA released a warning on Twitter telling fans they should overlook the message as well as delete it. The warning requested the site visitors to know that a fake e-mail was in circulation posing as a message from Scotland Supporters Club.

The Association on its official site issued an apology to people receiving certain spam mail in the morning posing as a Scottish FA message while containing one web-link via which to pay a pending bill.

It further stated that all recipients were advised towards erasing the e-mail instantly while anybody who might've viewed it to put their PC under a security scan for making sure no malicious program had gotten installed. Moreover, all supporters were being assured that there hadn't been any leakage of credit card or bank particulars. The problem had been apprised to the Association's vendors too, it added.

Astonishingly after this incident, one separate fan club known as Scottish Football Supporters Association condemned China for the problem. On Twitter, this association posted that seemingly hackers targeted the membership accounts of @ScottishFA fans, with the source code originating out of China. In that connection, the association had contacted the fan members to provide information.

Fans of Tartan Army, in the meantime, have been disseminating a message on social networking websites regarding the scam that has consequently created apprehensions that pressing on the web-link was likely to contaminate their PCs with malware.

There are over 29,000 members in the Scotland Supporters Club who are beneficiaries of confirmed tickets for home matches as well as sole access to outside home game tickets.

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