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Dorset Police Warning Over NICE Email Scam


11:25am 3rd April 2014

People in Dorset are being warned about an email scam that could see you ending-up out of pocket.

They're sent from a fake account claiming to be the National Institue for Health and Care Excellence, or NICE for short.

It asks computer users to open blood test results and then tries to con them into buying virus protection.

Dorset Police says anyone receiving an similar like this should delete it and not download the attachement.

Inspector Pete Little, said: "This type of hoax email can be very distressing for the victim.

"Currently, there haven't been any reports of this hoax to Dorset Police but I would still urge people to be wary of emails of this nature.

"If you receive one, delete it and don't download the attachment as it is likely to contain malware.

"In any case, email attachments should always be checked carefully.

"Anti-Virus products can help to keep your computer safe and should be used to check your security regularly.

"If you have further concerns, you could always take your computer to a local security specialist.

"We urge people to delete any emails they receive like this and report them to police by calling Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040."

Further advice on protecting your computer can be found at www.getsafeonline.org

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