Police hit in iPlod spam attack

Cambridgeshire police made to suffer by iPod-related hoax email

Cambridgeshire Police is investigating what it describes as "a deliberate attempt" to affect its services, after being inundated with phone calls when its number was listed in a hoax email.

The email claims to be an invoice for a 40GB iPod music player and tells the recipient that their credit card will be debited £399.95. It then directs customers with questions to call a 'customer services' number.

But the number is the general enquiries line for the main police headquarters in Cambridge.

A search of Companies House reveals no sign of the company which claimed to send the email, Huntingdon Mail Order, and the delivery address of 47 Silver Street, London, NW1 5TR does not seem to exist.

News source: Vnunet.com

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