Mobile phone scam alerts police in Lincolnshire

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Mobile phone users in South Holland are being warned to look out for suspicious messages showing the logo for Lincolnshire Police.

A man in the county went to police after he received a message on his mobile phone supposedly from the force.

The message claimed the man’s phone was blocked as a result of a website showing sexual content and that he would have to pay £200 to have it unlocked.

Anyone receiving such messages should call 101 straight away.