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Beware of e-mails that look like they come from the police

Many citizens are again reporting false messages that appear to come from the police or Europol. You are allegedly accused of sexual abuse of minors. You are asked to send an e-mail quickly to justify yourself, otherwise you will be prosecuted and arrested. The message appears threatening and urges you to react immediately. The intention is to frighten you and extort money from you.  This type of scam is not new, but it continues to circulate and scare many people.

Have you received such a message yourself? Do not panic.
  • Do not reply to the e-mail. The police never send this kind of e-mail.
  • Keep the e-mail or print it out and report it to the police.
  • Mark the message as SPAM or junk.
  • Block the sender.
You have received such a message and reacted to it. What to do now?
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