Dealing with suspicious emai
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Gone phishing!
Cyber criminals love phishing. Unfortunately, this is not a harmless riverbank pursuit. When criminals go phishing, we are the fish and the bait is usually contained in a scam email or text message.  We should all now be well aware that the criminal’s goal is to convince us to click on the links within their scam email or text message, or to give away sensitive information (such as bank details).
These messages may look like the real thing but are malicious. Once clicked, you may be sent to a dodgy website which could download viruses onto your computer or steal your passwords.
Here’s one received by a member recently as a text message.
A new and easy way to report suspicious email
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has very recently launched the pioneering ‘Suspicious Email Reporting Service’ (SERS), which will make it easier for people to forward suspicious emails to the NCSC – including those claiming to offer services related to coronavirus.
This will build on the organisation’s existing takedown services, which have already removed more than 2,000 online campaigns related to coronavirus in the last month.
Have you spotted a suspicious email?
If you have received an email which you’re not quite sure about, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS): (make a note of it now!)
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Strange goings on
Earlier this week we received a report from a member that there had been an attempt to enter a house by a ‘Locksmith’ working on the front door lock.  His liveried van was parked nearby. Fortunately, the occupier of the property was home and when the ‘locksmith’ was confronted, he ran to his van and drove off.  Unfortunately, the name on the van or its registration number were not noted.
This could be a genuine and very embarrassed locksmith at the wrong house, or it could be a burglar. Please keep a look out for a Locksmith van in the area and if spotted, please note the name on it and the registration number just in case this is a crook operating around here.
If you have reason to be suspicious - phone the police 101.
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