Urgent warning over bogus Lincolnshire Police messages

Police news.
Police news.

An urgent warning has been issued by Lincolnshire Police over bogus messages that purport to be from the force.

It comes after a Lincolnshire man reported to police having received a message on his mobile phone that featured the Lincolnshire Police logo, alleging to be 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.

A spokesman for the force said: “Lincolnshire Police would like to make clear that any communication of this kind is most definitely not a legitimate message from the force, nor will we ever contact you in such a way.

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