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Otley councillor warns of scam e-mails
10:11am Friday 11th October 2013 in Local news
An Otley councillor who had his computer hacked is warning his contacts not to be fooled by an e-mail scam.
Town councillor Nigel Francis found his machine had been taken over earlier this week, with all his e-mail addresses, messages and files stolen.
He has also learned that a message pretending to be from him, requesting money because he has been “mugged in Manila”, has been sent out.
He said: “I’m concerned some people might fall for this and try to send money to the rogue who is doing this, which is obviously the last thing I want.
“So am putting out this message in the hope it will reach as many of my contacts as possible, and would ask anyone who receives this message to ignore and delete it.”