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Cheshire Police warn over malware scam
4:27pm Tuesday 12th March 2013 in News
Cheshire Police have issued a warning to computer users following reports of Malware scams circulating the internet claiming to be from law enforcement agencies.
The malicious software locks screens and requests members of the public to pay a fine to get their computers unlocked.
Police say the scam infects personal computers after users have accessed "certain websites."
Cheshire Police say this is a fraud and users are advised NOT to pay out any or hand out any bank details.
Cheshire Police say they would never contact members of the public via email and demand funds in this way.
"We would advise anyone who has been deceived by such a message and parted with any money to report the offence to their local police," a statement on the force's website says.
Anyone suspecting they have themalware she call police by dialing 101.
Virus or malware infections where no money has been lost can be logged at www.actionfraud.org.uk/report_fraud.