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Olympics doping email is a scam

An email about a doping scandal involving the USA Women's Gymnastics Team at the 2012 Olympics is a scam, designed to push malware. It claims that Women's Gymnastics All Round Gold Medallist Gabrielle Douglas tested positive, and invites readers to visit a YouTube page … which is in fact a fake page.

 

Scammers are exploiting the hype around the Olympics to push out malware, the mails typically being on the subject of doping disgraces. If you receive such an email, typically entitled "Huge scandal with the USA Women's Gymnastics Team on the 2012 London Olympics", do NOT open it or forward it, but delete it immediately.

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Tim Mitchell

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