Police are warning people about a new email scam targeting internet users across Queensland today.
The scam involves victims opening an email which indicates they have broken the law and are being issued with a subpoena to attend court.
When users click on a link they are directed to a Russian webpage where they are prompted to download an executable application which infects their computer.
Policelink has received a substantial number of calls advising of the email scam occurring today.
Police are urging anyone who receives an unsolicited email with unusual or suspicious content not to click on any links or reply to the email but instead simply delete it from their inbox.
For more information about online scams or to report a scam visit www.scamwatch.gov.au.