Email Scam - "3/18/2020 19:07:03 - Coronavirus: Travel advice Please read!"

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The email reads:

"The outbreak of Coronavirus is a rapidly developing situation and is likely to affect many travel plans over the coming months. We strongly recommend that anyone travelling or planning to travel takes guidance from the Foreign and Commonwealth office:

https;//wightman.ca/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-staff

The WHO's designation of coronavirus as a pandemic yesterday has significant implications for the operation of insurance policy cover and these are clearly posing unprecedented challenges.

The team have put together some advice for you based on current activities:

I am travelling to a country where there has been an outbreak?

If the WHO advise against travel to the area you are visiting then in the first instance you should contact your travel operator or medical practitioner to reschedule or ask for a protective tips. MOST REPORTED CASES SAVES LIFES.

Kindly take a break and read the attached articles on our site and futher refrences on the issue for our staff

 

https;//www.google.com/tips/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

wightman.ca"