This morning, an email is doing the rounds purporting to be from a Lyn Whitehead at Lancs Police. She does indeed exist, but the email is not from her but from a scammer.


Please find attached an invoice that is now due for payment.



Lyn Whitehead (10688)

Business Support Department – Headquarters



The attachment is a .doc Word document with a macro which, if opened, apparently tries to download Dridex. This in turn tries to steal bank login information.

You should delete this email and not open the attachment.

Some more technical information on Dridex is here: