Don’t reply to threatening emails
Staffordshire Police has warned computer users not to be fooled by cyber criminals who send threatening emails in an attempt to trick them into transferring cash.
In the latest scam, a fraudster – who has a Brazilian email address – contacts potential victims via email and threatens them and their family unless they hand over huge sums of money.
The warning came after a person in Tamworth reported an email to officers after becoming suspicious about its threatening nature and authenticity. They had received a demand for £10,000 to save their and their family’s life. No money was sent.
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