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Bogus Emails – Cyber Security Information

We would like to make you aware that we have received reports of bogus court/solicitors/summons emails being sent which contains a link. We do not know the intention of this email, but it could be an attempt to install malware on your computer to gain access to data or your personal information.

We are unable to inform the public about all of the scams in circulation, we ask for you to visit the action fraud website to see the information on scams in circulation and their advice www.actionfraud.police.uk

Protect yourself from fraud and cyber crime:

If you receive an email from an unknown source, or something doesn’t look right about the email or the action you are being asked to take:

  • Do not click on any links in the email. Instead visit only trusted websites or use a search engine to find the website
  • Do not reply to the email or contact the senders in any way.
  • Do not open any attachments that arrive with the email.
  • Don’t automatically trust something unfamiliar

Even if you do receive an email from a business or individual you trust, always consider the above if it is:

  • Asking you to login
  • Send passwords
  • Reset accounts
  • Open attachments
  • Download files

If a fraud has been committed please report it to action fraud www.actionfraud.police.uk telephone number 0300 123 2040.
Please inform others of this.

If you have any concerns please phone 101 or email 101@dc.police.uk.

Thank you.

 

Message Sent By
Linzi Berryman (Police, Community Messaging Officer, Devon and Cornwall)