Monday, 30 January 2012

Census Scam Alert

An email entitled 'Population Census: a message to everyone - act now' is being circulated, allegedly in the name of National Statistician, Jil Matheson. This email is a scam and a hoax
The email demands individuals provide further personal information, supposedly for the Census and threatens fines for non-compliance.
It has no connection whatsoever with the National Statistician, the 2011 Census or the Office for National Statistics.We believe the links in the email could download malware to any computer where the user clicks on the links. This could put your personal data, including financial information, at risk.

Anyone receiving this, or similar emails, should delete them, not open any links and certainly not provide any information.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) takes the protection of personal census information extremely seriously. Collection of census data was completed last year and no further requests will be forthcoming from the Office for National Statistics relating to the 2011 Census.

Angela Cox
Democratic Services Manager
South Somerset District Council
(01935) 462148
angela.cox@southsomerset.gov.uk

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