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Potential phishing activity during the period of national mourning for HM Queen Elizabeth II

During this period following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, including her Lying-in-State and State Funeral, there may be a potential increase in phishing activity and other scams. As with all major events, criminals may seek to exploit the death of Her Majesty The Queen for their own gain.

Guidance for those whishing to pay their respects to Her Majesty The Queen while she is Lying-in-State can be found via the GOV.UK website. We would like to draw your attention to the following 2 essential points:

  • You do not need a ticket for the Lying-in-State
  • You do not have to pay to attend

To visit the Lying-in-State, you need to join the back of the queue. When you reach the back of the queue, you will be given a coloured and numbered wristband. This is a record of when you joined the queue. The location of the back of the queue will move depending on how many people are queuing. Before you travel you are advised to check the DCMS social media channels for the latest updates on estimated queuing times and location of the back of the queue: Twitter, Facebook, Youtube.

Jason Davies

I am one of the editors here at I am a UK based technology professional, with an interest in computer security and telecoms.

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