Parking Ticket or Malware Ticket? Latest Malware Leaves Victims Driving Round in Circles.
Expecting a parking ticket? It has emerged that fraudsters are sending out fraudulent emails spoofing a legitimate company called UK Parking Control Ltd that claim you have a parking ticket.
Our IT experts have commented on how legimate these emails emails appear. Titled “Parking Charge Reminder” the email claims you have parked on one of UKPC’s client’s private land.
The email is below:
At the bottom of the email it asks the victim to click on “payment options and photos” for more information – a link that is likely to contain malware.
A spokesperson for the National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Service said:
“UKPC have received hundreds of calls from worried recipients and have confirmed that they would never contact people in this way.”
What should you do if you get one of these emails?
If you receive one of these emails, delete it, do not download the attachment and report it to the National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Service.
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