Po­lice warn­ing of sus­pi­cious emails

Loughborough Echo - - NEWS -

LE­ICES­TER­SHIRE Po­lice has re­ceived re­ports of sus­pi­cious emails be­ing re­ceived by the pub­lic claim­ing the sen­der has ac­cess to the vic­tim’s com­puter.

The emails sug­gest the sen­der can ac­cess videos of a sex­ual na­ture on the com­puter, and the con­tent in­cludes a hy­per­link and a de­mand for cash.

A po­lice spokesper­son said: “This type of email is com­monly known as phish­ing.

“We would ad­vise the pub­lic to re­main vig­i­lant, if you re­ceive a sim­i­lar email we would ask that you don’t click on any links or trans­fer any money.

“In­ci­dents can be re­ported to Ac­tion Fraud on­line or con­tact 0300 123 2040. There is also some help­ful ad­vice on their web­site.”

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