Fraudsters are sending out a wave of scam emails purporting to be from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that claim you have to appear in court.Â
We have received several reports from concerned members of the public who have received the email entitled â€œYouâ€™ve been witness summoned to courtâ€.Â
The email entices people to click on a link to view their start time/case details. This link is likely to lead to malware.
This email has no connection to the CPS and anyone receiving the email should not download any attachments or click any links and report it to us.Â
The CPS is aware and has said that they â€œnever email witnesses in order to summons them to courtâ€.Â
In August 2016, there were a total of 14,883 phishing reports submitted to us, which is an increase of nearly 135% compared to August 2015. Follow our advice to avoid falling victim.Â
To report a fraud and cyber crime and receive a police crime reference number, call us on 0300 123 2040 or use our online fraud reporting tool.