UK Ministry of Justice Virus Email - Reminder Notice Do Not Ignore
July 7, 2014
May 18, 2014
The email message below with the subject: "Reminder Notice Do Not Ignore," has a virus or Trojan horse attached to it that will infect your Windows computer if you open it. The message is a fake and was not sent by the UK Ministry of Justice, but by cyber-criminals, to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment, by falsely claiming that they have a parking charge to pay.
Please continue reading below.
The Virus Email Message - Reminder Notice Do Not Ignore
Subject: REMINDER NOTICE DO NOT IGNORE
Please print attached form and fax it to +44 020 5259 4151
Your vehicle was recorded parked on our Clients Private Property driveways on the 15.05.2014 and remained on site for 2 hour 29 min. A notice was sent to you on 10.04.2014 which gave 28 days to pay full PARKING CHARGE or challenge the issue.
The amount of £73.00 is now due if payment not received within 28 days, an additional 40.00 administration charge will be incurred. Failure to pay the full outstanding balance within 14 days of the date of this notice could result in the outstanding balance being registered as a debt against you.
You will also become liable for additional costs and interest invoiced. Your ability to obtain credit in the future could be affected.
Check attached document for more information.
We are holding photographic evidence on file to support this claim.
The Ministry of Justice gathers information relating to site usage. Any information gathered is primarily for internal use to allow us to refine and improve our customer service.
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If you open the attached file (Form-STD-Vehicle-150514.zip), and then open the malicious file 'Form-STD-Vehicle-150514.src' within it, your computer will get infected with a Trojan horse, which the cybercriminals behind this message will be able to use to access and take control of your computer remotely from anywhere around the world. They may spy on you, use your computer to commit cybercrimes, or steal your 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.
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