Scam alert: ‘Royal Mail’ email virus warning

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A scam email is currently being sent to victims fraudulently claiming to be from Royal Mail.

Action Fraud says attached to the email is the CryptoLocker virus.

By following the instructions within the email the virus is subsequently downloaded to the victim’s computer.

This virus encrypts files on the victim’s system and requests a ransom be paid for the files to be decrypted.

Report fraud on 0300 123 2040.