Sep 14, 2012

Bottesford NHW Alert: Action Fraud warning - Virus contained in supermarket voucher


A malware infected email claims that several major supermarkets have collaborated to offer customers an all-in-one shopping voucher worth £30 [12 September 2012]

The email says the voucher can be used in any Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury's or ASDA to receive £30 worth of spending for just £15.

The message is not a legitimate offer and there is no such voucher associated with the supermarket chains.

are instructed to click a link in the email to read more information and download the voucher for printing. A second link in the message supposedly allows recipients to opt out of receiving further such marketing emails.

If you click on the links you will find that a .zip file is downloaded onto your computer. The zip file contains a .exe file that, if opened, will install a Trojan onto your machine. The virus dupes users into believing it is harmless by calling itself "voucher.pdf.exe".

To view the email and for further advice go to the
Action Fraud website.

Circulated by:

John Shilton
Principal Coordinator
Bottesford Parish Neighbourhood Watch
Mob: 0772 5636626

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