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Northern Constabulary warning over computer scam

Police are warning of a computer scam involving an on-screen message claiming to have been sent by Northern Constabulary E-Crime Unit.

People sent the message are asked to pay £100 to unlock their computers.

Northern Constabulary has urged people not to respond to the pop up and not to give out any personal information, including bank details.

The force has also recommended that computer anti-virus software should be up-to-date.

A spokesman said: "Northern Constabulary would like to advise the public that no Police Force would contact the public by this means and would never request money directly."

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