Porn fine scammers impersonating police

Last updated 15:30 15/02/2013

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Porn site users are being conned by scammers using the New Zealand police logo.

New Zealand's finest are warning the users of adult websites the scam, which interrupts a users web session, has nothing to do with them.

The message featuring the police logo appears on their computer screen saying they have been fined for using the x-rated site and need to enter banking details and pay an instant fine.

Police have received a handful of calls about the scam from people believing the message is from them.

In at least one case a person's computer was frozen and they were advised it would remain frozen until they paid the fee into the account.

Police says they have no association with any of the websites and suggest users avoid accessing such sites. 

They also encourage web users to protect their computers with appropriate anti-virus software.

Go to netsafe.org.nz for additional information about staying safe on the internet.

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