LINCOLNSHIRE Police are warning computer users about a new email scam.
A message entitled ‘Population Census: a message to everyone – act now’ is being circulated, allegedly in the name of National Statistician, Jil Matheson.
The email demands people provide further personal information, supposedly for the Census and threatens fines for non-compliance.
However it has no connection with the National Statistician, the 2011 Census or the Office for National Statistics.
Police believe the links in the email could download malware to any computer where the user click the link. This could put personal data, including financial information, at risk.
Anyone receiving this, or similar emails, should delete them, not open any links and certainly not provide any information.
You can report suspicious emails to www.actionfraud.org.uk