Police Warn Of New Email Scam

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Police are warning Londoners not to fall for a new email scam that claims they owe hundreds of dollars in traffic fines.

The email claims the individual has been issued a fine for a traffic violation and contains a link where the ticket can be viewed. Police are advising anyone who receives this email not to click that link as it allows the sender of the email access to any personal and financial information on the victim’s computer. In some cases, malware or a virus is then uploaded.

Police say they have received several calls about this particular scam and are reminding that they will not send you an email notifying you of a traffic violation.

“There are currently a number of different scams and frauds but the individuals involved all have the same end goal – to defraud you of your money. We urge the public to never provide personal or financial information to anyone unless you know to whom you are providing it,” police said in a news release issued on Thursday.

Anyone who has been a victim of fraud is urged to report the incident to police by calling the London Police Service Fraud Intake Line at 519-661-5515 extension 5257.

Below is a copy of the fraudulent email being sent to Londoners: 

Sample of email in new online scam circulating in London. Photo courtesy of London police.

Sample of email in new online scam circulating in London. Photo courtesy of London police.