Staff extortion scam alert

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CFS received notification that at least four NHS staff members have received an email from a fraudster attempting to extort money through a ‘sextortion scam’. These emails are being sent to both work and personal email addresses.

The scam email confirms either part of the staff member’s password or an old password, and states that unless payment is made the fraudster will send video clips to the staff member’s relatives and co-workers.

Should any staff member receive an extortion attempt, please report this to the police via the Action Fraud website:

If you have received one of these emails and paid the fine, report it to your local police office.

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