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Scam emails imitate police

COMPUTER criminals are using emails claiming to be from federal police to access the files of home internet users, the Australian High Tech Crime Centre warned. The centre’s acting director, Nigel Phair, said false emails claiming to be from federal police were being sent to the public. The email asks if the receiver is aware they are being investigated by police. It asks “is that true?” and then “have you really committed such crimes?” before encouraging people to click on two links for further details. Once the user clicks on those links, their keystrokes may be traced, enabling the sender of the email to record information such as online bank passwords. Full Story

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