Police are urging motorists to remain vigilant over an on-line scam involving bogus parking fines.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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