NBT Bank has been advised that the New York State Police Computer Crime Unit has initiated an investigation into the release of a spam email that is circulating heavily nationwide, primarily through Yahoo e-mail accounts.
The-mail purports to be a "Uniform Traffic Ticket" from the state Department of Motor Vehicles issued by the state police.
The subject line on the email reads "UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET" and encourages recipients to open a .zip file which is labeled as a traffic ticket form.
The email requests that the recipient open an attached zip file, allegedly a copy of the traffic ticket to fill out and send to a town court. The zip file is believed to contain an unknown virus and is currently being analyzed by the state police Computer Forensics Lab.
This e-mail is not from the State Police or the Department of Motor Vehicles. If you receive this e-mail, please do not open the attachment in the e-mail and delete immediately.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to one of our NBT Bank Customer Service Representatives at 1-800-NBT-BANK (1-800-628-2265).