Malicious emails that tell recipients they could have cancer

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A warning has been issued following reports of malicious emails being sent to people, telling them they may have cancer.

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said the email messages appear to be from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and carry the subject line: ‘Important blood analysis result.’

Seeming to come from an official NICE email address, it advises the recipient that their white blood cell count was found to be low after a recent blood test, and that they should visit their GP immediately as cancer is suspected.

John Randall, Medical Director said: “I would like to reassure people that the Trust has a strict policy of contacting patients by phone or arranging for a face to face discussion in such matters, certainly not by email.”