The head of Wiltshire Police fraud squad has issued a warning about a sophisticated e-mail scam - after his own work address was targeted.
'Phishing' fraudsters send e-mails, claiming to be from banks and credit card companies, asking for confirmation of banking and card details.
If a customer falls for the scam, their account can be emptied.
Detective Inspector Paul Ginger said: "I was amazed to receive one of these messages on my work e-mail."
He added: "You have to admire their cheek but it just goes to show that no one is safe.
"Let's make sure that nobody in Swindon or Wiltshire becomes a victim of these scams."
The police said that no bank or company would ask for these details as they already had them.
A spokesman added: "If anyone is in any doubt, they are advised to phone their local branch and speak to a member of staff.
"Do not use any numbers given on the messages. Do not provide any information to these sites or callers."