Police warn of phishing email targeting Chesterfield residents

Police are warning Chesterfield residents of a new phishing scam doing the rounds.

Wednesday, 30th October 2019, 10:24 am
Police want people to be vigilant
Police want people to be vigilant

Derbyshire Police said they have been made aware of a scam regarding emails being sent to people where scammers have claimed to have hacked into their webcams and put malware onto their computers.

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"The person who received this email doesn't even have a webcam so knew it was a fraudulent scam.

"Please don't fall victim to such a scam and be safe online."