SCAM: 'AFP subpoena' infects computers with virus

POLICE are warning people about a new email scam targeting internet users across Queensland today.

The scam involves victims opening an email which indicates they have broken the law and are being issued with a subpoena to attend court.

When users click on a link they are directed to a Russian webpage where they are prompted to download an executable application which infects their computer.

#SCAM ALERT We’ve been receiving quite a few calls from the public in relation to an email that’s doing the rounds....

Posted by Australian Federal Police on Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Policelink has received a substantial number of calls advising of the email scam occurring today.

A spokesman said police were urging anyone who received an unsolicited email with unusual or suspicious content not to click on any links or reply to the email but instead simply delete it from their inbox.

For more information about online scams or to report a scam visit scamwatch.gov.au.

The Australian Federal Police has warned anyone who receives an email that looks like this to delete it immediately.
The Australian Federal Police has warned anyone who receives an email that looks like this to delete it immediately. Supplied Facebook

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