Police warn of phishing email targeting Chesterfield residents
Police are warning Chesterfield residents of a new phishing scam doing the rounds.
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.
A force spokesperson said: "They then request Crypto Currency be sent to them to prevent explicit footage being released to friends and family on the web and via social media.
"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."