Hampshire Police have issued a warning following an alert from their colleagues in the Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Association.
There have been reports of a fraudulant email in circulation which warns of an imminent paedophile risk in the area.
Hampshire Police state:
If you receive a message with the following heading in your inbox stating it has been sent on behalf of "Neighborhood Alert" with the following information:
Please do not click on any links as you will go through to a fraudulent email.
This message came through to a Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator in the Berkshire Area, stating it was from Neighborhood Alert. (Note the spelling.)
The information from the heading states " Pedophile Alert in Your Area" "Neighborhood Safety Notice. Does a Sexual Predator live in your Neighborhood" Please click here.
Please do not open.
Thames Valley Police have been informed. They advise anyone who receives the email to report it to Action Fraud.