Cyber Crime Alert
Cyber crime is a general term for computer-oriented crime which take place online or where technology is a means and/or target for the attack.
We may think that the only form of cybercrime we worry about is hackers stealing our financial information through the internet. The UK regional cyber crime unit have seen an increased of other form of cyber crime beside computer-oriented crime. For example, in the past few days, criminals have been using an automated telephone messaging service within the UK, claiming they are from the South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit. The person listening to the message are told that their internet connection had been compromised and that it would be shut down within 24 hours. The message then invites the person listening to press 1 on their keypad to speak with the technical department. Do not do this!
Although the UK is covered by both regional and local cyber crime units, this is the first time the unit have known the criminal purport to be from a legitimate UK Police department. This is a total fraud and no one should react to the message by pressing a key other than to disconnect the call.
Any similar reports to Action Fraud please.