Lincolnshire Police warning over suspicious messages

Lincolnshire Police
Lincolnshire Police

An urgent warning has been issued following a report of a suspicious malware received on a mobile phone, purporting to be from Lincolnshire Police.

A Lincolnshire man reported to police having received a message on his mobile phone that featured the Lincolnshire Police logo, and alleged to be an official message form the Force.

It stated that his phone was blocked because of a website featuring sexual content and he would have to pay £200 to have it unlocked.

Lincolnshire Police have made clear that any communication of this kind is definitely not a legitimate message from the Force, nor would they ever make contact with somebody in such a way.

If you receive any messages of this kind, report them to the police on the non-emergency number 101, and do not hand over any personal or financial details or engage with them in any way.