West Yorkshire Police Warn Over Scam Email

The message claims to be from the force, but is fake.

West Yorkshire Police are aware of a scam email circulating claiming to be from the 'West Yorkshire Police Camera Unit' asking for details of the recipients vehicle.

This email is fraudulent and if you receive it please delete it immediately and do not do anything else with it, including clicking on any links. It potentially has damaging malware contained within it that could harm your computer and give criminals access to it. It may also ask for your personal information. 

West Yorkshire Police would never correspond via email requesting such information. 

Detective Chief Inspector Vanessa Smith of the West Yorkshire Cyber Crime Unit and the Regional Cyber Crime Unit (Yorkshire and the Humber), said: 

"I would urge people to remain vigilant when receiving emails and to have the most up to date security software on their computer." 

You can report such activity directly to action fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk

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