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If you get an email traffic ticket, don't pay it: Kamloops RCMP

December 01, 2016 - 3:15 PM

KAMLOOPS - RCMP in Kamloops are warning the public about a new email scam.

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in a media release, if you receive a traffic ticket in your email inbox don't pay it. In the past week, Kamloops RCMP has received several reports of the scam.

The fraudulent emails are sent to people's private email addresses and say they owe money for a ticket, usually speeding.

There is a link in the email that says it has a picture of the vehicle. Some messages have a link asking for immediate payment or for personal information.

“If you receive an email like this do not click the links, delete the email,” Shelkie says. “The RCMP does not issue traffic tickets via email and officers do not ask for email addresses during a traffic stop.”

For more information, or to report a suspected scam, go to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre or call 1-888-495-8501.

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