Red Deer RCMP warn of email traffic ticket scam

Police are warning the public about an email scam after complaints of fake traffic tickets

Red Deer RCMP warn of email traffic ticket scam

Red Deer RCMP are warning the public about an emailed traffic ticket scam.

Police took 11 calls from residents on Thursday morning reporting the fake tickets. Fortunately, none were taken in by the fraudsters.

Several callers reeived as many as five emails stating that they had received a traffic ticket for “negligent driving.” A fine is listed and a link to see photo proof. No organization is identified as being the sender.

RCMP Const. Derek Turner reminds recipients to examine any kind of demand for money very carefully.

“The City of Red Deer and the RCMP do not email parking or traffic tickets to citizens,” says Turner. “Delete these emails, and whatever you do, do not click on the links in them.”

In Red Deer, photo radar tickets are sent to drivers through the mail and include details of the infraction, photographs, clear information payment methods and timelines. They always include contact phone numbers and options for those wishing to further discuss or dispute the ticket.

Reminders about overdue parking fines from The City of Red Deer are also sent through the mail with detailed instructions about options, timelines and contact phone numbers.

Arm yourself and the vulnerable people in your life by learning how to recognize and protect yourself from fraud through www.antifraudcentre.ca/