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Warning by West Lothian council over scam emails

A council has issued a warning over scam emails sent out claiming to be from its ebilling department.

The emails sent to people in West Lothian and elsewhere relate to non-domestic rates.

A spokesman for the council said: "These emails have not been sent out by West Lothian council and we are currently investigating this.

"We would advise customers who have received these emails to delete them immediately without opening them."

The email is titled "NDR Bill" and has a file attached which may contain malicious software (malware).

The malware can be used by third parties to fraudulently collect personal information.

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