Q729: I have had an email supposedly from the police warning me about a scam/potentially dangerous incident. Is it genuine?

A lot of the information contained in these emails are urban myths, such as, if you are being forced to take money out at a cash machine, put your pin in backwards and the police will be notified. This is not true. There are occasions when although the content of the email is not necessarily true, the advice is good sensible advice and should be followed, such as locking car doors etc.

It would be very rare for police to circulate such emails, all press releases are done via the force's websites or through local and national media outlets.

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