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Northamptonshire Police warn of email containing virus

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A scam email containing a virus that will make your computer unsafe is circulating and people are being urged not to fall victim.

The email subject heading is usually ‘Hearing of your case in court’ or similar and arrives from an email address with the format “(customercare/admin)@(random place)Lawyers.com”, with an attachment entitled “notice of attendance in court.zip/exe”.

The body of the email usually involves the text below:

“Notice of Appearance,

The copy of the court notice is attached to this letter.

If you do not attend the hearing the judge may hear the case in your absence.

Truly yours,

Clerk to the Court,

(name)”

It is believed this email contains a virus that remains hidden when opened and sends out personal details abroad.

Anyone who receives such an email is advised to delete it immediately without opening it.

If you believe you may have already had such an email and don’t already have anti-virus software then it is advised to do so as soon as possible and not use the machine for any sensitive activity until you have.

 

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