Hoax emails: ‘you’ve got cancer’

hoax emailEmail scammers have plummeted to a new nadir after a health watchdog warned that thousands of people have been sent hoax messages telling them they have cancer.
The National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (Nice) has been inundated with calls from people who have received the missive and is advising them to delete it without opening it and not to click on any links.
The email, entitled “Important blood analysis result” comes from the address no_reply@nice.org.uk and is signed by Dr Clemons Lupe.
It states: “We have been sent a sample of your blood analysis for further research. During the complete blood count (CBC) we have revealed that white blood cells is very low, and unfortunately, we have a suspicion of a cancer. We suggest you print out your CBC test results and interpretations in attachment below and visit your family doctor as soon as possible.”
Nice chief executive Sir Andrew Dillon said: “A spam email purporting to come from us is being sent to members of the public regarding cancer test results. This email is likely to cause distress to recipients since it advises that ‘test results’ indicate they may have cancer.
“This malicious email is not from Nice and we are currently investigating its origin. We take this matter very seriously and have reported it to the police.”

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