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Malicious and Fake Email Message - "IMPORTANT - Document From Ofcom Spectrum Licensing"

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Malicious and Fake Email Message - "IMPORTANT - Document From Ofcom Spectrum Licensing"

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The email message below with the subject: "IMPORTANT - Document From Ofcom Spectrum Licensing," which appears to have been sent from Ofcom Spectrum Licensing, is a fake sent by cyber-criminals that contains a Macro virus or Trojan that will infect the recipients' computers if they open the attached Microsoft Word document and enable Macro or "Content". Never enable "Macro" or "Content" for Microsoft Word or Excel documents sent in unknown or suspicious email messages. A Macro is a tool in Microsoft Office that allows a user to automate tasks. But, the same productive tool is being used by cyber-criminals to infect their victims' computer with a virus or Trojan. So, that is why it is important to only enable "Macro" or "Content" for trusted Microsoft Office documents that you are expecting.

The Fake and Malicious Email Message

Subject: IMPORTANT - Document From Ofcom Spectrum Licensing

Dear Sir/Madam,

Please find attached an electronic version of important documents relating to your Wireless Telegraphy licence or application.

Please read the document carefully and keep it for future reference.

If any details within this letter are incorrect, please notify Ofcom Spectrum Licensing as soon as possible. It is the Licensee's responsibility to ensure all information we hold is correct and current.

If you have any enquiries relating to this document, please email

[Email address removed]

Yours faithfully,

Ofcom Spectrum Licensing
Riverside House
[Address and contact details removed]

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Malicious and Fake Email Message - "IMPORTANT - Document From Ofcom Spectrum Licensing"