Police parking fine scam warning

Police are urging motorists to remain vigilant over an on-line scam involving bogus parking fines.

Sunday, 23rd March 2014, 11:04 am

It follows a spate of incidents where fraudsters are contacting victims by email claiming that they have to pay a parking fine when they have not been in the area at the time of the incident.

The email contains a suspicious attachment where victims are asked to download a form for making a payment and photographic evidence of the parking incident.

The emails originate from [email protected] and have been spoofed to make it appear as though they have been sent from justice.gov.uk. These emails are not from the Ministry of Justice or GovDelivery.

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Detective Inspector Rob King said: “I would like to urge anyone that receives one of these emails not to open the attachment as it is likely to contain a virus. Instead delete the email and report the incident to Action Fraud.”

If you think that you have been a victim of this type of fraud call 101, the non-emergency for police. To report a fraud call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit the Action Fraud webiste CLICK HERE