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'Australian Federal Police subpoena' scam targets Canberra residents

Numerous Canberrans have been stung by scammers purporting to be the Australian Federal Police, ACT Policing says. 

Police said they received multiple calls from the public on Thursday relating to an email scam, which appears to be serving a subpoena from the Australian Federal Police. 

A screenshot of the fake email. The Australian Federal Police do not issue subpoenas via email.
A screenshot of the fake email. The Australian Federal Police do not issue subpoenas via email. Photo: Supplied

The AFP does not issue subpoenas via email.

There are several links on the email which seem to be malicious. Police are urging people who receive the email not to click on it and to delete it from your inbox and deleted folder. 

If you received the email you can report it through the ACORN or SCAMwatch websites.