Fake Justice.co.uk REMINDER NOTICE DO NOT IGNORE

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Fake justice.co.uk REMINDER NOTICE DO NOT IGNORE is another one from the current zbot runs which try to drop cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment.

It is bad enough when scummy, dubious companies send you a spurious parking ticket, hoping to extort a large sum of money from you. When a bot imitates the UK legal system and suggests that it is an official and legal notice then you are more likely to at least look at it and possibly respond in panic.

Every driver does at some time park where we shouldn’t and many places have confusing and deceptive signs, so an email like this one would not be totally unexpected for many people.

Almost all of these have a password stealing component, with the aim of stealing your email or FTP ( web space) log in credentials. Many of them are also designed to specifically steal your facebook and other social network log in details.

Please read our How to protect yourselves page for simple, sensible advice on how to avoid being infected by this sort of socially engineered malware.

Also see this message from Action Fraud ( the UK central Police advice and reporting service for internet fraud and malicious emails )

Email looks like

REMINDER NOTICE DO NOT IGNORE
To: submit@thespykiller.co.uk Case: C5067787

Please print attached form and fax it to +44 020 4869 0219 Your vehicle was recorded parked on our Clients Private Property driveways on the 15.05.2021 and remained on site for 2 hour 28 min. A notice was sent to you on 10.04.2021 which gave 28 days to pay full PARKING CHARGE or challenge the issue. The amount of £78.00 is now due if payment not received within 28 days, an additional 40.00 administration charge will be incurred.

Failure to pay the full outstanding balance within 14 days of the date of this notice could result in the outstanding balance being registered as a debt against you. You will also become liable for additional costs and interest invoiced. Your ability to obtain credit in the future could be affected. Check attached document for more information. We are holding photographic evidence on file to support this claim.

The Ministry of Justice gathers information relating to site usage. Any information gathered is primarily for internal use to allow us to refine and improve our customer service.
© 2021 Crown copyright.

Fake justice.co.uk REMINDER NOTICE DO NOT IGNORE

15 May 2021: Form-STD-Vehicle-150514.zip ( 11kb) Extracts to Form-STD-Vehicle-150514.scr Current Virus total detections: 5/53

This Fake justice.co.uk REMINDER NOTICE DO NOT IGNORE is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected.

All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email. Whether it is a message saying “look at this picture of me I took last night” and it appears to come from a friend or is more targeted at somebody who regularly is likely to receive PDF attachments or Word .doc attachments or any other common file that you use every day.

Be very careful when unzipping them and make sure you have “show known file extensions enabled“, And then look carefully at the unzipped file. If it says .EXE then it is a problem and should not be run or opened.

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