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Police issue warning over bogus speeding ticket emails

Published 21 December 2016

Police are warning motorists to be aware of a scam speeding ticket email that’s designed to steal bank details from drivers across the UK.

The scam email claims to be from Manchester Police and includes details of a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) for a speeding offence in the city. However, Greater Manchester Police has said it would “never send out correspondence via email requesting payment of fines”.

"This email is fraudulent and may ask you to give your personal or financial information or attempt to infect your computer with malware,” said Detective Inspector Martin Hopkinson, of Greater Manchester Police.

"Once your computer is infected with malware cyber criminals may be able to access your personal and financial information which could be used to defraud you.”

Motorists who receive the email are being urged to delete it and ensure their computer’s security software is up to date. Greater Manchester Police has already removed the website that was linked to the fraudulent email, which was hosted outside of the UK.

Have you received a scam speeding ticket email? Report it to action fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk or phone 0300 123 2040.


longshanks    on 29 December 2016

how would the police get your e-mail address if you have one. I think some people who respond to these bogus scams are a bit simple. they would send their details even if they have never been in Manchester.

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