Cancer E-mail Scam
A shocking new e-mail scam has targeted thousands of computers in the UK, This horrifying hoax email poses as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and the subject line would be ‘Important blood analysis results’. The e-mail would then go on to say a recent CBC (complete blood count) test has revealed the recipient had a very low white blood cell count, which is often the early sign of cancer. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence call centre was flooded with panicked callers of this hoax. The chief executive for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Sir Andrew Dillion said: “This malicious email is not from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and we are currently investigating its origin. We take this matter very seriously and have reported it to the police”. The hoax email try’s to trick you into opening an attached zip file so you can view the test results. Doing this will install a Trojan on you PC. In reality, the NHS would never send this type of news by email. People should be particularly wary of attachments in suspicious emails, which often contain malware just waiting to infect your machine.