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I have an alert on my screen from the Police saying my files are encrypted/my computer has been blocked, and that I need to pay a fine to have my computer unencrypted/unblocked. What should I do?
I've received an email from Police about carjacking - is it real?
I received an email warning me about a scam where an 'engineer' phones your mobile and asks you to press #90 or #09. The email says they will then have access to your SIM card and be able to make calls at your expense. Is this true?
Is it true that you can use 112 on your mobile for certain emergencies?
Is it true that if you're being forced to take money out of an ATM and you put your PIN in backwards, Police will be alerted to come and help you?