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Scam Computer Virus Warning - "Cheshire Police"

Alert message sent 17/10/2013 19:43:00
Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary

The West Cheshire Police Crime Reduction Office has recently been contacted about a 'scam computer virus' (Cheshire Police Authority Virus).
This 'scam virus' has been in circulation for some time, targeting different police force areas.  It attempts to extract a fee from unsuspecting victims by locking their computer screen with a fake message warning them that their online activities have violated certain legislation and asks for payment of a fine to unlock the screen.

DO NOT OPEN UNKNOWN E MAILS.  DELETE THEM.    Avoid opening unknown, unwanted websites or links, attachments in spam emails, they may carry this virus and other malicious programs.  Avoid downloading free software from unknown websites, especially peer-to-peer file sharing websites.


From D Owens, Crime Reduction Officer & L Biddle, Watch Officer for W Cheshire, Northwich Police Station.  To contact the police: - Non emergency 101.  Emergency 999.

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Liz Biddle (Police, Community Engagement Officer, Chesh Engagement Unit)

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