Windows 11 Scam Alert

Many of us are unaware that Windows 11 is being launched in early October, but new Windows releases are a big thing in IT World and of course fraudsters are taking advantage. Analysts at Anomali have found an email campaign with a Microsoft Word document attachment laced with nasties which allow them backdoor entry to victims’ devices. This is the first campaign we have come across using Window 11 as the hook, but we know more are coming down the line.


Tips and Advice

  • Sender is? – Always click on the sender address to see the full email address to see if it looks authentic or suspicious
  • Too good to be true? – Yes, it’s a scam, if the buyer is overpaying it’s a big red flag
  • Dear who? – A real Microsoft email will always have your full name or company name at the beginning, any non-personalized greeting should be ignored
  • Personal means private! – Do not divulge personal details unless you are certain who you are communicating with
  • ID Protection –  If you’re worried about identity fraud and would like to protect your identity contact CIFAS
  • Still Unsure? – Call Reassura 0800 888 6400 and one of our fraud advisor’s will help you to stay safe


To report a fraud and receive a police crime reference number call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use their online fraud reporting tool.

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