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'You've got cancer' hoax NHS email

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A health watchdog is warning that thousands of people have been sent hoax emails suggesting they have cancer.


The messages appear to come from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).


It says the contents are likely to be distressing and has reported the hoax to the police.


It is not clear exactly how many people are affected, but based on the high number of calls to the organisation it is thought to number thousands.


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.






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I received one of these a couple of weeks ago.

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This is dreadful, I can't begin to imagine what the person who sat down to write this possibly thought that they would achieve.


The clue in the dreadful spelling you'd hope would be enough but I know of at least two patients of ours that called in an absolute state.

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There is probably a virus in the download attachment! They are trying to get personal info off your computer, I get so many spoof emails every week, supposedly from my bank(s) never had an account with those banks, also my bank doesnt have my email addi! Also from various delivery companies saying there is a problem with a parcel i am expecting please download this info.....erm what parcel?

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