Bogus Cancer SPAM mail warning
Published: 13 March 2014 | Categories: NHS
Message from National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Bogus Cancer SPAM mail warning Last updated 13 March 2014 12.24 GMT
A spam email has been sent out to a number of email addresses informing recipients about a cancer diagnosis.
NICE is advising people who have received the email – the subject line of which is important blood analysis result – to delete it without opening it and not to click on any links.
We are currently investigating the origins of the message.
Sir Andrew Dillon, NICE Chief Executive: “A spam email purporting to come from NICE 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.”
Updates will be made on the website during the day and also via Twitter: @NICEComms