Email scam warning in Galloway

POLICE are reminding members of the police to be aware of the dangers associated with bogus emails after a local man received one claiming to be from two different police forces stating that his computer was blocked because he had been sending inappropriate emails.

It thereafter prompted him to enter a code and pay a fine. The man knew this was a scam and did not reply or pay the fine.

Police are reminding members of the public to never give out any personal or banking details to any person or correspondence, email or otherwise, that raises suspicion. If you receive any suspicious email, do not reply to it. Contact police and provide as much detail about the email as you can.

Anyone with any information on these incidents is asked to contact police on 0845 600 5701 or any police officer. Information can also be left with the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at Crimestoppers.uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court. Crime prevention advice can be found on our police website www.dg.police.uk