SAPOL Scam Alert Warning
SA Police have released another scam alert regarding a fake Traffic Infringement Notice email that is doing the rounds.
The email contains a link that contains malware, and it is recommended to immediately delete the email.
SA Police have informed the public that they never send out infringement notices via email.
The email is also being circulated interstate, where some agencies do occasionally send infringement notices through email.
The post on Facebook reads:
We have received a number of reports today about fake Traffic Infringement Notice emails.
SA Police do not send out infringement notices via email.
If you receive one and it contains a link – delete it immediately and don’t click the link as it contains malware.
Other interstate police agencies have also experienced an increase in reports of this hoax today.
Some other police agencies do use email – but only if you have had face-to-face contact with a police officer and agreed to receive the notice that way.
Please talk about this hoax with your friends, family, workmates and wider community to help protect them too.
For more information about scams please visit www.scamwatch.gov.au and remember legitimate companies, particularly financial institutions, will not send emails requesting you to log on via a link – log on independently if you need to access that site.