Alert over fake cancer scare e-mail

Alert over fake cancer scare e-mail

Alert over fake cancer scare e-mail

First published in News

MALICIOUS spammers have sent emails to people across Greater Manchester telling them they have cancer.

The sickening messages have been received by people across the region, including Bolton, and the advice from health chiefs at the national Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) is to delete the email without opening it and not to click on any links.

They are investigating the origins of the message which has the subject line ‘important blood analysis result’.

Sir Andrew Dillon, NICE chief executive, said: “A spam email purporting to come from NICE is being sent to members of the public regarding cancer test results.

“This e mail is likely to cause distress to recipients since it advises that ‘test results' indicate they may have cancer.

“This malicious e mail 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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8:33am Sun 16 Mar 14

Janch1 says...

What kind of sick depraved moron would send out an email like this? It is beyond belief.
What kind of sick depraved moron would send out an email like this? It is beyond belief. Janch1
  • Score: 12

8:41am Sun 16 Mar 14

JustBecause says...

The public shouldn't be so gullible and greedy, email scams would stop if people educated themselves more.
The public shouldn't be so gullible and greedy, email scams would stop if people educated themselves more. JustBecause
  • Score: -2

10:04am Sun 16 Mar 14

steverock6@sky.com says...

sick bastards they should receive a public flogging I have lost many members of my family to this terrible disease it is not a laughing matter they are just sick moronic people
sick bastards they should receive a public flogging I have lost many members of my family to this terrible disease it is not a laughing matter they are just sick moronic people steverock6@sky.com
  • Score: 6

10:07am Sun 16 Mar 14

catsden says...

Sick individuals they want hanging, obviously on benefits and nothing better to do ROT YOU SAD MORONS
Sick individuals they want hanging, obviously on benefits and nothing better to do ROT YOU SAD MORONS catsden
  • Score: 4

11:18am Sun 16 Mar 14

Rememberscarborough says...

If there's two things people worry about most it's wealth and health. Obviously, the public are getting smarter about the fake financial emails so the sick and twisted thieves are targeting people's next weak spot. These people can be caught if governments across the world want to and it's time we told our government we want these scumbags removed from society.
If there's two things people worry about most it's wealth and health. Obviously, the public are getting smarter about the fake financial emails so the sick and twisted thieves are targeting people's next weak spot. These people can be caught if governments across the world want to and it's time we told our government we want these scumbags removed from society. Rememberscarborough
  • Score: 3

12:15pm Sun 16 Mar 14

MarkAllRead says...

NICE stands for National Institute for Health and Care Excellence these days, strangely enough.
NICE stands for National Institute for Health and Care Excellence these days, strangely enough. MarkAllRead
  • Score: -1

3:08pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Janch1 says...

JustBecause wrote:
The public shouldn't be so gullible and greedy, email scams would stop if people educated themselves more.
What has this got to do with the public being gullible and greedy? Some sick twisted freak is sending out emails that are causing fear and dread for people. These emails are worse than the ones asking for money, they are playing with peoples' minds and health. They have sunk to new depths on this one.
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: The public shouldn't be so gullible and greedy, email scams would stop if people educated themselves more.[/p][/quote]What has this got to do with the public being gullible and greedy? Some sick twisted freak is sending out emails that are causing fear and dread for people. These emails are worse than the ones asking for money, they are playing with peoples' minds and health. They have sunk to new depths on this one. Janch1
  • Score: -1

4:22pm Sun 16 Mar 14

JustBecause says...

I have seen so many computers infected with stuff because greed or stupidity played a big part in why attachments have been opened.

Tax rebates, lottery, couriers, etc.

There would be no email scams if people knew how to use it.
I have seen so many computers infected with stuff because greed or stupidity played a big part in why attachments have been opened. Tax rebates, lottery, couriers, etc. There would be no email scams if people knew how to use it. JustBecause
  • Score: 3

6:26pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Bolton Lad 85 says...

If you think after no tests someone will just email you to say you have cancer. You don't really deserve to have a computer, you would have to be a complete moron.
If you think after no tests someone will just email you to say you have cancer. You don't really deserve to have a computer, you would have to be a complete moron. Bolton Lad 85
  • Score: 7

8:14am Tue 18 Mar 14

rainbowbreeze says...

Bolton Lad 85 wrote:
If you think after no tests someone will just email you to say you have cancer. You don't really deserve to have a computer, you would have to be a complete moron.
Exactly wouldnt your first thought be 'i havent been for any blood tests'
Not a nice scam though
[quote][p][bold]Bolton Lad 85[/bold] wrote: If you think after no tests someone will just email you to say you have cancer. You don't really deserve to have a computer, you would have to be a complete moron.[/p][/quote]Exactly wouldnt your first thought be 'i havent been for any blood tests' Not a nice scam though rainbowbreeze
  • Score: 0

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