Monday, 20 January 2014

Email scam alert!

Please watch out for any email messages that claim to be from the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) or the RCMP telling you that your computer is “locked” that that you need to pay a fine so your computer can be “unlocked.”

If you receive one of these messages please be aware that it is a *scam*! Do not pay the $100.00 "fine." Being "locked out" of your computer is an indication that your system may have been infected with malware and you will need to scan your computer and destroy any malware.

If you have received an email like this, please report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (1-888-495-8501) and to your local police at 613-236-1222. 

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