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BOJ warns about malicious email

Published:Friday | June 10, 2016 | 4:36 PM

Another state entity is the subject of a malicious email fraud.

This time it's the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ).

The BOJ says an email has been circulating in the public domain purporting to inform persons about new transaction guidelines.

The central bank says the email is fake as it is has not sent out any such information to stakeholders or the general public.

The BOJ is urging persons not to open the email and to delete it immediately noting that it has been informed that the email contains malicious software.

On Monday, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) indicated that unscrupulous persons were circulating malicious emails to members of the public purporting that the police have received a complaint against the recipient and advising them to follow a series of instructions.

The JCF said the email is suspected to be a phishing tool, designed to procure people's personal data.