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Message sent by: Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Fraudsters are sending out a high volume of phishing emails to personal and business email addresses, pretending to come from various email addresses,

which have been compromised. The subject line contains the recipient’s name, and the main body of text is as below:
 
“Hi, [name]!
 
I am disturbing you for a very serious reason. Although we are not familiar, but I have significant amount of individual info concerning you.

The thing is that, most likely mistakenly, the data of your account has been emailed to me. 
 
For instance, your address is:
 
[real home address]
 
I am a law-abiding citizen, so I decided to personal data may have been hacked. I attached the file – [surname].dot that I received, that you could explore what info

has become obtainable for scammers. File password is – 2811
 
Best Wishes,”
 

The emails include an attachment – a ‘.dot’ file usually titled with the recipient’s name. 

Message sent by
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

 

Action Fraud has received several reports from victims who have been sent convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon. The spoofed emails from “This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.” claim recipients have made an order online and mimic an automatic customer email notification.  
The scam email claims recipients have ordered an expensive vintage chandelier. Other reported examples include: Bose stereos, iPhone’s and luxury watches. 

Message sent by
Ian Harding (Police, PC, Chester LPU PC)

 

BRITISH GAS RANSOMWARE ALERT

The information contained within this alert is based on a number of reports made to Action Fraud. The purpose of this alert is to increase awareness of this type of ransomware, which can occur when a British Gas bill email is opened. We are raising awareness of this ransomware to members of the public, regional police forces, businesses and governmental agencies to help people stop themselves and others becoming victims.

ALERT CONTENT

Fraudsters are spamming fake British Gas utility bill emails that link to a virus that takes over victim’s computers.

Message sent by
Dan Hind (Police, Media, Chesh Engagement Unit)

The ‘Little Book of BIG Scams’ has arrived in Cheshire, providing all the information you need to help minimise the chances of becoming a victim of fraud. 

The booklet provides a comprehensive guide on fraud prevention, explaining some of the most common scams in existence and providing essential advice on how to reduce the chances of being scammed.

Policing the areas of Northwich, Winsford, Tarporley, Sandiway & Cuddington

 

News Bulletin

 

Northwich Local Policing Unit

Policing the areas of Northwich, Winsford, Tarporley, Sandiway & Cuddington

Voicemail: 0845-458-6378

17th July 2016

 

Pokeman Go “App” has arrived in the UK

 

Mobile phone fixed in hand, moving quickly from landmark to landmark and cheering spontaneously in the street.

Millions of people are joining the new phenomenon – Pokemon Go – which is sweeping through the country after its launch this week.

People are crowding round prominent buildings in their communities, eager to catch the fictional creatures from the cult cartoon and video game series.

The aim of the game is to capture, battle, and train virtual Pokémon who appear throughout the real world via the device’s GPS system and camera. It uses the location of the player’s phone/device to pin-point where the nearest checkpoints (called PokéStops) and animated Pokémon characters are.

The player can then follow the game on their phone/device, whilst walking in the real world, to try and catch them all.

Pokémon have so far appeared in a variety of locations across the region, though the game has only just been officially released in the UK this week.

Supermarkets, restaurants, gardens and parks have unwittingly found themselves included in the online game, which sees random venues across the UK become the ‘home’ of animated Pokémon characters for players to collect.

This craze is going to grow with more and more people getting addicted to the game particularly children.

 

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