Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • #1
    • Thread Starter
    #1

    Hello, I was sitting on my computer today and out of the blue I get a phone call from the police station, telling me they need to have a chat with me, and give me a warning for cyber crimes.

    Although, the issue is, that I dont recall ever using the software they stated in the letter. They said my name was on its database, but I wouldnt have used those kinds of software years ago?

    I use them now for legitimate purposes, to test products, before i release to public, but Im thinking of just stopping. It means leaving a part of cyber security vulnerable. But I guess I dont mind.

    On another note, I was asked loads of questions about what I do and know, of course I was honest; I dont really have much knowledge of this software, only the basics, and I think they expected me to know a lot.

    I told them i was using it for legitimate purposes, but they said the overall software can be used for mal purposes, and I can be seen apart of it. <- Thats the reason im touching this kind of stuff anymore.

    The officers were nice, and I was given a contact number,
    I was asked if I had any questions, but was quite shocked at the time to be hearing all of this, I just agreed to everything and signed the paper, stating I have a warning.

    Should I contact the officer to clear things up? If I contact him what should I say? Or should I just leave it at this warning, knowing I have not committed any crimes?
    • #1
    • Thread Starter
    #1

    The letter said the crime was committed 3 years ago.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    You dun goofed anon

    EDIT: if it is a genuine summons, go...
    • #1
    • Thread Starter
    #1

    I dont really have much knowledge of this software, only the basics,

    I dont mean this software, i mean these types of software
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Hello, I was sitting on my computer today and out of the blue I get a phone call from the police station, telling me they need to have a chat with me, and give me a warning for cyber crimes.

    Although, the issue is, that I dont recall ever using the software they stated in the letter.
    Phone call or letter? Seems legit.

    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I just agreed to everything and signed the paper, stating I have a warning.
    So you've accepted a caution?

    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Should I contact the officer to clear things up?
    Clear what up? You've accepted the caution and so admitted to guilt.
    • #1
    • Thread Starter
    #1

    (Original post by Reue)
    Phone call or letter? Seems legit.



    So you've accepted a caution?



    Clear what up? You've accepted the caution and so admitted to guilt.
    They phoned me, i went there, they gave me a letter.

    Its not even a caution, its below a caution, a warning. (i think)

    And I didnt have a choice but to accept.
    If you were stressed and in the middle of exam period what would you do?
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Anonymous)
    They phoned me, i went there, they gave me a letter.

    Its not even a caution, its below a caution, a warning. (i think)

    And I didnt have a choice but to accept.
    If you were stressed and in the middle of exam period what would you do?
    I'd speak to a lawyer before signing anything the police gave me.
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Sounds fishy... you sure it was legit?
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    I agree with Reue. Check this with a lawyer first before you do anything else. But idk... a phone call sounds pretty legit. So it's probably best if you don't ignore this.

    Chances are it's just a misunderstanding. But don't take the whole "I didn't do it, so I'll stop responding" attitude, because that could get you into even more trouble.
    • #1
    • Thread Starter
    #1

    (Original post by Reue)
    I'd speak to a lawyer before signing anything the police gave me.
    (Original post by jambojim97)
    Sounds fishy... you sure it was legit?
    (Original post by Converse&Roses)
    I agree with Reue. Check this with a lawyer first before you do anything else. But idk... a phone call sounds pretty legit. So it's probably best if you don't ignore this.

    Chances are it's just a misunderstanding. But don't take the whole "I didn't do it, so I'll stop responding" attitude, because that could get you into even more trouble.
    I see, they said its a warning, so nothing on job applications or anything.

    It was legit, they rang me and wanted to come to my house, it sounded a bit fishy so I told them I would go there just to be secure.
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    Very Important Poster
    Even CAB would be able to give you advice on this, if you can't speak to a lawyer.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Would you like to hibernate through the winter months?
    Useful resources
    Bizarre things students have spent their loans onThings you should budget for at uni

    Sponsored features:

    Making money from your own website

    Need some cash?

    How to make money running your own website.

    Bianca Miller, runner-up on The Apprentice

    Handle your digital footprint

    What would an employer find out about you on Google? Find out how to take control.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.