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This message is dated Monday 30th March 2020 - Whole Area

Alert message sent 30/03/2020 14:09:00

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This message is dated Monday 30th March 2020 – Whole area.

I have just received this message from Rob Abell at RBWM's Trading Standards, to circulate.

Hi Jeff,
Could you please circulate a warning about a scam email message, which is currently circulating. It is addressed from ‘the World Health Organisation’ re Covid-19.
It says they have created a special ‘Philanthropy Foundation’ and they are asking for donations.

It goes on to say:

‘The ‘Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund’, is a secure way for individuals, philanthropies, and businesses, to contribute to the WHO-led effort, to respond to the pandemic.

The email goes on to say it will spend the money to

1.Send essential supplies such as personal protective equipment to front line health workers
2.Enable all countries to track and detect the disease by boosting laboratory capacity through training and equipment.
3.Ensure health workers and communities everywhere have access to the latest science-based information to protect themselves, prevent infection and care for those in need.
4.Accelerate efforts to fast-track the discovery and development of lifesaving vaccines, diagnostics, and treatments.

Your donation could save millions of lives.

THIS IS A SCAM EMAIL – PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO IT. It even contains this warning:

‘Caution: External email. Think before clicking links or opening attachments.’

Then asks you to do exactly that

Rob Abell
Trading Standards
RBWM

Eyes and ears …….. and brain

Jeffrey Pick

 
Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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