Warning put out over Royal Mail scam job

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From: Simon Hart <southsea2006@yahoo.co.uk>

Even though George V proclaimed all German titles were to be given up by his family a century ago (July 17 1917), there is still physical evidence in our city of the Germanic royal house that once existed. Two commemoration stones relating to members of the royal house previous to the House of Windsor are so readily a part of the fabric of our daily lives but are probably in the most part overlooked.

A walk along Queen Street and on the corner with Aylward Street will present a building with a foundation stone that was laid by HRH Princess Henry of Battenberg in 1912. This was the married title of Queen Victoria's daughter Beatrice which was relinquished on 14 July 1917. From 17 July 1917 she was known as HRH the Princess Beatrice.

A visit to Sainsburys foyer in Commercial Road will provide the opportunity to see a commemoration stone for the opening of the Child's Ward of the Royal Hospital in 1909 by HH Princess Victoria of Schleswig

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FRAUDSTERS are sending out virus-infected emails that claim a package has been seized by HM Revenue & Customs.

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has put out a warning about official-looking scam emails claiming to be from Royal Mail.

The email contains a link to a document which will install malicious software on computers designed to steal credentials such as account names, email addresses and passwords.

An example email reads: ‘Royal Mail is sorry to inform you that a package addressed to you was seized by HM Revenue & Customs upon arrival into the United Kingdom.

‘A close inspection deemed your items as counterfeit and the manufacturers have been notified.

‘If your items are declared genuine then they will be returned back to you with the appropriate custom charges.’

A statement said that Royal Mail will never send an email asking for credit card numbers or other personal or confidential information. Report fraud to 0300 123 2040.