Warning over Royal Mail scam email in the Eastern region

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Police in the region have issued a warning after reports of a scam email circulating which has the potential to infect computers with malware.

The email appears to be from Royal Mail and once opened can download malicious software, known as malware, onto computers and devices.

Officers from the Cyber Crime Unit within the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) are reminding people to use caution when opening emails from unknown or unsolicited sources.

Further information on the scam can be found on the Action Fraud website: http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/beware-of-royal-mail-scam-emails-that-contain-cryptolocker-feb14