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Swine flu spam warning

6th May 2009

A warning has been issued by Interpol about potential for criminals to exploit the swine flu outbreak through spam emails and websites selling illegal, unlicensed or fake medicines.

Interpol said that internet secruity firms were reporting 3-4% of spam emails last week were related to swine flu and this number was expected to increase.

Also hundreds of new web pages have been created.

Jen-Michel Louboutin, Interpol’s executive director of police services, said the public risked their wellbeing and their money if they responded to spam swine flu emails or attempted to order medication online through illegal websites.

 

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Article Information

Title: Swine flu spam warning
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 11259
Date Added: 6th May 2009

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