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W.H.O Identity Theft Email Circulating

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SA Police are warning locals of an identity theft email that is circulating which claims to be from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

A recent phishing email detected purports to be from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and contains a button to seek more information regarding safety measures to protect yourself from the Coronavirus.

Clicking on the button contained within the email takes users to a phishing website that appears to be a legitimate WHO page.

The phishing page will prompt the user to enter personal details, including their email address and password, which are then used by cybercriminals to steal user identity.

Phishing is an attempt to commit identity theft by obtaining sensitive, private information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details, by disguising the attempt in a manner that appears to be from a trustworthy entity.

Locals are being urged to vigilant and to think before clicking on any links or providing personal details.

 

 

 

 

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