We have learned that the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) name is being used in a serious computer scam. Likewise, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) has been the subject of similar complaints.
These warning messages claim to be from the CACP and tell the recipient to pay a “fine” so the computer can be “unlocked.” The message also claims that if the “fine” is not paid within 72 hours, criminal proceedings will commence against the user.
If you receive one of these messages please be aware that it is a scam and has not been issued by the CACP. Do not pay the $100.00 “fine”. Being “locked out” of your computer is an indication that your system may have been infected with malware and you will need to take steps to address that problem.
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