POLICE have issued an e-fit likeness of a man who impersonated a police officer in Mildenhall.
The man attended the address of a 20-year-old women after a pop-up claiming to be from the Metropolitan Police appeared on her computer ordering her to pay a £100 fine, alleging that she had accessed pornography.
After the victim called the number provided and refused to pay the fine a man claiming to be a police officer appeared at her home address in Woodlands Way.
The man did not provide any ID and was wearing a high-visibility vest with the word ‘police’ on it rather than a full uniform.
After she was shown a list of pornographic sites that had alledgedly been accessed from her computer she paid the fine using the ‘Paysafe’ website.
After the incident was reported to genuine police officers the payment was stopped.
Suffolk Police are urging residents to always ask for ID and reminding them that no police force would lock a personal computer or ask for payment of fines through online vouchers such as ‘Ukash’ of ‘Paysafe’.
Anyone with information should call DC Sarah Shepperson on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.