MALWARE - 'Justice.gov.uk Parking Fine Reminder Notice'
Outline'Reminder notice' email purporting to be from the UK's Ministry of Justice claims that the recipient owes money for a parking fine and should open an attached document for more information.
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Brief AnalysisThe email is not from the Ministry of Justice. The attached file contains malware that can infect the user's computer. If you receive one of these emails, do not click any links or open any attachments that it contains.
REMINDER NOTICE DO NOT IGNORE
To: [Address removed]
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 £78.00 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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According to this email, which claims to be from the UK's Ministry of Justice, you owe money for a parking fine and should open an attached file for further details. The email appears to originate from 'justice.gov.uk' and includes seemingly official logos.
However, the email is not from the Ministry of Justice and the attachment does not contain information about a parking fine. Instead, the attachment contains malware.
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Last updated: May 19, 2014
First published: May 19, 2014
Written by Brett M. Christensen