Beware of web scam, Midlothian warned

MIDLOTHIAN residents are being warned to be on the look-out for a UK-wide internet scam.

Reports have been received that pop-up windows are appearing on computer screens bearing the logos of Strathclyde Police and the Metropolitan Police

The window states that illegal activity has been detected on the computer – which has been locked – and instructs the user to pay £100 via Ukash to unlock it.

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