Warwickshire Police is advising residents to be vigilant after a reported email scam.
The email purports to be from Greater Manchester Police and informs the recipient that they have been caught speeding.
This email is fraudulent and may ask you to give your personal or financial information or attempt to infect your computer with Malware, once your computer is infected with Malware cyber criminals may be able to access your personal and financial information which could be used to defraud you.
The police would never send out correspondence via email requesting payment of fines or personal and financial information. Any correspondence on speeding offences would be sent via post.
Any emails of this nature should be deleted and computer users are urged to ensure they have the most up-to-date security software. You can report any such activity direct to Action Fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk or phone 0300 123 2040.
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For more information about our work, please visit www.safeinwarwickshire.com/cybercrime
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