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Virus Email - "Copy of Claim Passed for Consideration to HM Courts Ref"

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Virus Email - "Copy of Claim Passed for Consideration to HM Courts Ref"

The email message below, which states that a claim has been issued against the recipients and passed for consideration to the HM Courts, is a fake and the attached Microsoft Word document contains a malicious Macro Script, that will download and infect the recipients' computers with viruses, Trojan horse and other malware, if they open it and enable Macro or "Content". There are multiple copies of the email message with different company or individual names.

Please continue reading below.

The Fake and Malicious Email Message

HM Courts & Tribunals Service

Subjects:

Copy of claim passed for consideration to HM Courts Ref:[EK8013GUH] from SOVEREIGN MINES OF AFRICA PLC
Copy of claim passed for consideration to HM Courts Ref:[UK1751MQV] from FALKLAND OIL & GAS
Copy of claim passed for consideration to HM Courts Ref:[EI6841DHZ] from BREEDON AGGREGATES LTD
Copy of claim passed for consideration to HM Courts Ref:[BB1620VDT] from WILLIAM HILL PLC
Copy of claim passed for consideration to HM Courts Ref:[FZ8349DFN] from GAZPROM OAO
Copy of claim passed for consideration to HM Courts Ref:[WY4077WQJ] from Hardy Amies Ltd
Copy of claim passed for consideration to HM Courts Ref:[GX0331SJB] from Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners
Copy of claim passed for consideration to HM Courts Ref:[IE3319PZC] from ACTION HOTELS PLC

SOVEREIGN MINES OF AFRICA PLC has issued the claim against you and passed for consideration to HM Courts Ref:[EK8013GUH].The claim was read, and passed to the second reading. For these or other notarial acts, or the legalising of documents, please contact SOVEREIGN MINES OF AFRICA PLC as soon as posible.

The malicious attached Microsoft Word document has a set of instructions called a Macro that will attempt to dowload viruses, Trojan horses and other malware.

The cybercriminals behind the malicious email message aim is to trick the curious recipients into opening the malicious attachment, which will infect their computers with a virus or Trojan horse.

Once their computers have become infected with a Trojan horse or some other malware, the cybercriminals behind this email message will be able to access and take control of their computers remotely from anywhere around the world. They may spy on them, use their computesr to commit cyber-crimes, or steal their personal and financial information.

Now, if you have already opened the malicious file, please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it.

If you don’t have antivirus software installed on your computer, please click here for a list of free antivirus software.

Click here for a list of email attachments you should never open, regardless of where they came from.

For a list of other virus email messages, please click here.

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