POLICE have issued a warning to North Yorkshire residents after a scam circulating of a police officer earning large sums of money per month.

Police say they became aware of the scam circulating on at least on local Facebook group.

The scam suggests a female police officer from York is earning a large sum of money per month and that people think that she has a “sugar daddy” because of this.

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According to police the article uses an image and details of a genuine officer from another police force, but describes her as being from York, to lure people into a scam. Police have blurred her face to protect her identity.

Officer say that when you click the link it takes you to what appears to be a website for the Mirror newspaper, however, it is fake and has been engineered as a phishing website to get you to click on the link.

Police believe it is directly linked to Bitcoin, and it is possible that once you click on the link it may download a virus onto your device or steal your bank details or other personal information.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “We would also ask that if you are an admin of a local Facebook group and have seen this scam then please delete it immediately.

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Please also ensure if you are sharing posts to local Facebook groups that they are genuine and are not likely to put other members at risk of being scammed.”


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