Beware of email scam

RESIDENTS have been warned of an email scam about a lost package.

Northumbria Police has received reports of people being sent emails with the heading ‘Mail — Lost/Missing Package’, stating that Royal Mail is holding an item for them.

They are asked to open an attachment to complete a document, but it contains a malicious virus.

Royal Mail says it would never send emails asking for personal information, ask customers to enter information on a page that isn’t part of its website, or send attachments unless solicited by a customer.