The NSW Police Force Fraud and Cybercrime Squad has issued a warning about emails that are circulating around the state, which claim the recipient is being fined for a driving infringement.
The emails claim the recipient is being fined for a driving infringement, before directing them to a link that claims to take users to the relevant documentation.
Acting Commander of the Fraud and Cybercrime Squad, Acting Superintendent Matthew Craft, said recipients are advised to look out for warning signs, including a false infringement cause, number, date and fine amount, and states the email is an automated message, asking the reader not to reply.
“Those who receive such emails are advised not to click on the link in the email, but should delete the email immediately. Clicking on links within the email could result in the computer being infected with malicious software such as spyware or ransomware,” Acting Superintendent Craft said.
“These scammers will continue to come up with innovative ways to scam innocent victims; however, our messages continue to remain – if in doubt, delete and report it to police.