Census Email Scam

 

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) is warning consumers about an email that is circulating that is entitled "Population Census:A Message to Everyone-Act Now" allegedly from National Statistician Jill Matheson.

This is a scam and hoax email, it has no coneection with the national statistician or ONS.

The ONS believes the email may download malware on to your PC if you click onto the link within the email, which could put financial/personal information at risk.

The Census data was completed last year, and no further requests will be paid relating to the 2011 Census.

If you receive this email or one similar, don't open the links or provide any personal information. If you wish you can report the email to Action Fraud

By Suffolk County Council on January 31st, 2012