There is a nasty new scam doing the rounds which starts off with you receiving an e-mail supposedly from Royal Mail, saying that they have a letter or parcel for you.

It will then tell you what action to take to recover the item. This action will release what is being called the CryptoLocker Virus, which encrypts all of the files on your computer, and then blackmails you to get the files returned.

The following tips are being given to help prevent you falling foul of this vicious virus.

  • Look at who the email is addressed to. Is it generic or specifically addressed?
  • Look at the quality of the images included on the email. Are they of sufficient high quality that they could come from Royal Mail?
  • Do not open attachments from unsolicited emails regardless of who they are from.
  • Do not click on the link supplied. Instead, go to the relevant website and log in from there.
  • Check the address of any email received to see if it appears legitimate.

BASICALLY – If you receive any e-mail from either Royal Mail or any unexpected delivery service, treat it with extreme caution.

Further information on this alert can be found by following this link. Royal mail e-mail scam.


About Mr. Bloggy

I am a disabled volunteer community blogger. My real name is Mark Mapstone, I am an ex Royal Marine and was a consultant to the commercial mailing and distribution industry. Why not visit some of my other blogsites?

One response »

  1. Mr. Bloggy says:

    Reblogged this on Mr Bloggy's East End Guard Dog and commented:

    A new versuin of this scam is circulating. They e-mail you pretending to be from British Gas or the Ministry of Justice, and if you reply it leads to a similar site. Beware.

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