Fake CPS email infects your PC

Fraudsters are sending out a wave of scam emails purporting to be from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that claim you have to appear in court.

Thursday, 3rd November 2016, 3:15 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:51 pm
Scammers are sending out emails pretending to summons people to court.

Action Fraud have received several reports from concerned members of the public who have received the email entitled “You’ve been witness summoned to court”.

The email entices people to click on a link to view their start time/case details. This link is likely to lead to malware which can infect your computer with viruses.

This email has no connection to the CPS and anyone receiving the email should not download any attachments or click any links and report it to Action Fraud.

The CPS is aware and has said that they “never email witnesses in order to summons them to court”.

To report a fraud and cyber crime and receive a police crime reference number, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.