Cheshire Police warn over computer scam

Police warn over computer scam

Police warn over computer scam

First published in News

POLICE are warning of a computer scam that employs warning from ‘law enforcement agencies’ to con people into handing over cash.


Cheshire Police says it sees malicious software - known as malware - lock computer screens and demand a fine is paid for them to be unlocked.

There are several designs of the software in circulation, according to police.


John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner, and Cheshire Police bosses, have advised they would never use such software.


Anyone who has paid money out is asked to call police on 101, or go to actionfraud.org.uk.

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7:50pm Wed 11 Jun 14

local man says...

It is a disgrace, anyone wanting to know a foolproof way to avoid being scammed send £5 to PO box 1447, Warrington marked "I'm no fool let me know how to avoid scams" and Ill send a pack out.
It is a disgrace, anyone wanting to know a foolproof way to avoid being scammed send £5 to PO box 1447, Warrington marked "I'm no fool let me know how to avoid scams" and Ill send a pack out. local man
  • Score: 1

8:07pm Wed 11 Jun 14

widnesman says...

local man wrote:
It is a disgrace, anyone wanting to know a foolproof way to avoid being scammed send £5 to PO box 1447, Warrington marked "I'm no fool let me know how to avoid scams" and Ill send a pack out.
I strongly advise people to take up this offer, you wouldn't want to fall foul of a "SCAMMER" would you.

"A 33% cut will suffice "local man"

I`ll forward my premium rate number so we can discuss payment!!"
[quote][p][bold]local man[/bold] wrote: It is a disgrace, anyone wanting to know a foolproof way to avoid being scammed send £5 to PO box 1447, Warrington marked "I'm no fool let me know how to avoid scams" and Ill send a pack out.[/p][/quote]I strongly advise people to take up this offer, you wouldn't want to fall foul of a "SCAMMER" would you. "A 33% cut will suffice "local man" I`ll forward my premium rate number so we can discuss payment!!" widnesman
  • Score: 1

2:20pm Thu 12 Jun 14

gazhopley says...

I sent my £5 where's my pack? I will sue... as soon as my winnings from the nigerian lottery come through ha ha
I sent my £5 where's my pack? I will sue... as soon as my winnings from the nigerian lottery come through ha ha gazhopley
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